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   Monday, 06 December 2021
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Venezuelans scour polluted river for lost treasure, survival

Sagarica

Venezuelans scour polluted river for lost treasure, survival

CARACAS: Angel Villanueva waded into the dirty brown water of the Guaire River, the putrid channel snaking through Venezuela’s capital, where he hoped to scavenge for a bit of treasure.

He raked his hands across the bottom of the shallow waterway, turning his face away from the foul smell. Then he stood up, letting gravel and rocks fall through his fingers, scanning for an earring backing, lost rings or any other bits of precious metal to cash in for food.

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