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Searching for the ‘lost promise’ of a prosperous Venezuela through photography

By France24
30 October 2022   |   6:37 pm
Photojournalist Fabiola Ferrero was born in Caracas in 1991 and grew up hearing stories about Venezuela's glory days. Two decades later, she's one of the millions who have left her home country amid economic and political crisis.

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