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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela capital Caracas’ largest produce market is at the center of a worsening COVID-19 outbreak, but cash-strapped merchants refuse to stop hawking food there for the city’s 5 million residents, many of whom are starving. FILE PHOTO: Walter Rivera, director of the Coche wholesale market shouts the rules to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease to sellers and customers amid the outbreak in Caracas, Venezuela July 23, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero. Three days a week - down from six before the pandemic - some 10,000 people, including retailers and consumers, pack into the state-run Coche Wholesale Market. The produce is trucked out to the city’s supermarkets, p... Full story

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