Carlos Salamanca tries to start his car in Miami. Salamanca fled Venezuela’s increasingly political turmoil with his family in January. He is now living largely out of an old Nissan he purchased for $1,000.
(Photo: Christine Armario AP)
MIAMI (AP) AP3:47 p.m. EST March 7, 2014— Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela’s growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000.
Two months into their journey to the United States, he and his wife are sleeping most nights in an old, worn Nissan.
Salamanca had no family or business contacts in the U.S. No property he’d purchased on a previous trip. No idea where the children might attend school.