The most dreaded part of Sr. Emilia Rivero's day comes each morning.
When she opens the door to the nursing home she runs in downtown Caracas, she almost always finds six to eight senior citizens, sometimes with their families, waiting outside, hoping she has space. Rivero usually has to turn them away.
"We can't take in anybody else because of the food situation. We have to give them three meals a day and we can't," she said.