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Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

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Venezuelans desperate to feed their families amid the coronavirus pandemic are heading out to the open sea on inner tubes armed with a hook and lineBy MATIAS DELACROIX and JUAN PABLO ARRÁEZ Associated PressAugust 15, 2020, 9:30 PM3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLA GUAIRA, Venezuela -- The biggest fear is a fishhook puncturing the inner tube that keeps them afloat far from shore. Then come sharks grabbing their catch and maybe biting their legs. And the current that threatens to pull them out to sea. A small but growing number of people in the coastal town of La Guaira, just a few minutes from the capital of Caracas, have turned to the sea for sustenance since the COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the Caribbean nation’s already miserable economy. "If we had stead...