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The unwilling homeless: The story of the LatinAmerican apatrides. Venezuela's brain drain or how it feels to belong nowhere

Venezuela has gone through an unprecedented brain drain caused by an ongoing acute economic and social crisis. How does it feel to be an attorney and starting all over at 40 as a janitor. What happens with the sense of family when your brothers and sisters span the globe? Where do you belong when home is no longer an option?

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    Jul 29 2013: This question is absurd. The Caribbean, Africa, and much of Latin America has been facing brain drain for decades.
    You belong wherever it is you feel comfortable making a life for you and your family.

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