next Image 1 of 3 Jackeline, 24, a Venezuelan from Bolivar state, holds her four-day-old baby Sofia at a maternity hospital in Boa Vista (Copyright Reuters 2018) prev next Image 2 of 3 Lismaris, a Venezuelan from Monagas state, holds her three-day-old Cecilia at a maternity hospital in Boa Vista (Copyright Reuters 2018) prev Image 3 of 3 Carmen Jimenez, a Venezuelan from Bolivar state, holds her four-day-old baby Amalia at a maternity hospital in Boa Vista (Copyright Reuters 2018) BOA VISTA – Expecting Venezuelan women are leaving their country due to lack of prenatal care, medicine and diapers and giving birth across the border in Brazil, where three Venezuelan babies are born every day. “My baby would have died if I had stayed. There was no food or medicine, no doctors,” said Maria Teresa Lopez as she fed her daughter Fabiola, who was born on Monday night by caesarian section in the maternity hospital of Boa Vista, the capital of Brazil’s Roraima border state. Lopez, 20, hitched 800 kilometers from her home in the Orinoco river delta to the Brazilian border five months ago. She is one of several hundred thousand Venezuelans who have fled the economic and political… Read full this story
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