Samir Aponte's stories

Every Single Day, She Wonders What She Will Feed Them

Apr 03, 2021

Marimar lives with her 11-year-old twins and a 10-month-old grandson in Las Bateas de Maurica, a village near Barcelona, the capital of the state of Anzoátegui, in eastern Venezuela. More often than not, she gets up in the morning not knowing for sure if they will have something to eat during the day. Photos: Samir […]

I Carry It In One Foot

Jul 17, 2019

On a plot of land between the ‘José Antonio Anzoátegui’ International Airport, an important tourist complex and Jose’s cryogenic plant, there is a village called Las Bateas de Maurica, known to all as ‘La ciudad de los Mochos’ [TN]. Right there, in that postcard from failure, lives Germán with his wife and their 12 children in a house with no doors or windows.

I was born in Caracas but I am oriental at heart. I have an associate degree in graphic design and I am currently working as a graphic reporter for El Tiempo and as a visual designer for the Marinos de Anzoátegui organization.

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