Thousands of pensioners living abroad from Venezuela not receiving pensions

Posted on July 19, 2016 • Filed under: Venezuela reported thousands of elderly people in Latin America, Spain, and elsewhere who are dependent on a Venezuelan state pension have been forced to find other ways to survive after payments stopped last year, some of those affected told Reuters.

An estimated 1,000 retirees in Chile are no longer receiving pension income from Venezuela. Many of them are returned exiles who fled the 1970s right-wing military dictatorship for what at the time was a booming, relative safe haven.

Depending on the type of pension, some have not received any money due in 2016, while others have been waiting for well over a year, said 73-year-old Sonia Laborde, who heads up an association of Venezuelan pensioners in Chile. Read Article

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