Photo Gallery: Spain Welcomes Influx of Venezuelans
Foto: Steffen Lüdke/ SPIEGEL ONLINE
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Photo Gallery: Spain Welcomes Influx of Venezuelans

The Venezuelan Diaspora Spain's Other Refugees

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled hunger and violence at home and come to Europe. Most of them go to Spain, where they easily integrate. But life as a refugee, even in a familiar culture, isn't always easy.
Erick Zuleta attends a church service in Madrid.

Erick Zuleta attends a church service in Madrid.

Foto: Steffen Lüdke/ SPIEGEL ONLINE
Zuleta with his wife, daughters and granddaughter.

Zuleta with his wife, daughters and granddaughter.

Foto: Maria Feck
Zuleta walks into his new apartment in Mostoles.

Zuleta walks into his new apartment in Mostoles.

Foto: Maria Feck
Zuleta's daughters in the family's apartment in Spain.

Zuleta's daughters in the family's apartment in Spain.

Foto: Maria Feck
Zuleta always carries a Venezuelan flag around with him.

Zuleta always carries a Venezuelan flag around with him.

Foto: Maria Feck
A luxury apartment complex in central Madrid.

A luxury apartment complex in central Madrid.

Foto: Maria Feck
Many Venezuelans work for food delivery services in Madrid: like Kennedy, seen here.

Many Venezuelans work for food delivery services in Madrid: like Kennedy, seen here.

Foto: Maria Feck
Zuleta, a former public transportation unionist, shows a photo of Venezuela's collapsed public transport system.

Zuleta, a former public transportation unionist, shows a photo of Venezuela's collapsed public transport system.

Foto: Maria Feck
Zuleta's daughter sings into her smartphone.

Zuleta's daughter sings into her smartphone.

Foto: Steffen Lüdke/ SPIEGEL ONLINE

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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