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>> As Venezuela rounds out it's fourth year in recession, hundreds of Venezuelans are now fleeing daily from Caracas by bus. Reuters correspondent Alexandra Ulmer traveled with 37 Venezuelan migrants on their journey.>> Venezuela's economic crisis is getting so bad that more and more people are trying to emigrate, becoming harder and harder to even dream affording a plane ticket.
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Forcing many to take a bus trip that last a few days or even a few weeks across Latin American trying to get to their final destination. We're in Kumis Northern Peru with a group of Venezuelans trying to get to Lima and Santiago. We've been shadowing them ever since five days ago And we got onto a bus with them in Caracas, and then went over to Colombia and Ecuador.
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Almost everyone I spoke to had to sell something, ranging from an apartment and a car to a TV or even a bed to be able to pay for their ticket out.>> Venezuela's packed bus stations tell the story of nation on the brink. Inflation is forecast to top 2000% this year.
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And store shelfs are often empty and the poor citizens, now route through piles of garbage in search of food. Socialist government has not released emigration statistics, but experts estimate that as many as a million people have fled Venezuela in the past two years. In one of the largest mass migrations the continent has ever seen.