Cucuta, Colombia (CNN)Yesica Galindez left Caracas last weekend in search of a better life. Her final destination: Chile, nearly 3,000 miles away.
Venezuela crisis sends residents fleeing to nearby countries
The live-in nurse scraped by while caring for a wealthy elderly man in Venezuela's capital, but once he left the country, Galindez struggled to find a job.
Galindez, 28, is among the thousands of Venezuelans who have decided to flee the country amid a deep economic crisis that has brought extreme inflation, social tensions as well as shortages of food and medical supplies.