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La botella by Rafael Millan.

by Rafael Millan

“This picture was taken earlier this year. The poor children are part of the Pemón indigenous tribe in Bolívar State, Venezuela.
I think the image explains very well the level of poverty of these children, but there’s also something very ironic about this photograph. At the top right corner you can see a blue bottle. To all Venezuelans it’s easily distinguishable because it’s a PDVSA oil bottle, it can be any of the many petroleum derivates sold in Venezuela by the state-owned oil company.
It seems that the only way these children can profit from all the wealth coming from the oil company is by receiving blue bottles of oil. However, all this money the state makes doesn’t seem to transform into education, health or proper homes”

– Rafael Millan


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