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This Venezuelan Woman’s Desperate Pleas For Help Will Break Your Heart

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Patricia Tagliaferri is a Venezuelan woman with a message: “We need help.” Venezuela has been in the grips of a major recession. Basic household goods like tampons, food and even toilet paper have become scarce. How bad is inflation in Venezuela? A cheeseburger will run you $170 dollars. This woman’s cries for help puts a human face on the Venezuelan crisis.

Patricia Tagliaferri is begging the world to start paying attention to the troubles impacting Venezuela.

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Tagliaferri, a college graduate with a degree in computer sciences, cannot afford enough to make ends meet, even though she has a job in the public sector.

She is heartbroken over the life that her 2-year-old will inherit. “He deserves a better future than this,” she said in the video.

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Tagliaferri admits that her mother, who lives outside of Venezuela, is able to help her by sending money.

But even with the help of her mother, Tagliaferri is still stuck in a horrible situation, where food is becoming scarce.

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Food is becoming so scarce in Venezuela that people are looting grocery stores and overturning trucks to steal food. People are brawling in Venezuela for food as grocery stores sit empty with nothing to offer their customers.

The night before she recorded the video, three armed men stole her car in front of her and her family. Their 2-year-old son was there to witness the robbery.

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No mother should have to fear for the life of her young child.

She is asking people to share her video to spread awareness about what is happening.

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Tagliaferri says she does not consider herself a political activist. She maintains she is simply a person who is hungry and needs the world to start paying attention to the problems affecting her country.

Watch the full video below.

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READ: It’s All about the Color Purple in Venezuela, Find Out Why this is Super Important

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Oh Please, Denying This Just Makes You Look Ridic

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Oh Please, Denying This Just Makes You Look Ridic

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Mariah Carey isn’t backing down anytime soon. After years of denying she knows J.Lo, Mimi continues to stick to her word.

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Sorry, but excuuuuuse us?! Who doesn’t know Jenny from the Block? You know, J.Lo? AKA Jennifer Lopez? Who?!

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That’s kinda the point Andy Cohen was trying to make when he asked Carey the question, like, three times.

“But do you know her because she says you know each other?!” Cohen asked, to which she once again replied…

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“If I had never had a conversation with you and someone asked me about you, I’d be like, ‘I don’t know him but he seems cool,'” she said.

Right.

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So, then Cohen asked the question we all wanted answered: Is Jennifer Lopez cool?

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And again, she said…

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“I DON’T KNOW HER.”

Oh whatever, girl.

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Read more about this diva feud here

READ: Jennifer Lopez Reading “Baby Got Back” Proves Why She Turns Everything To Gold

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