Harrowing pictures of emaciated former oil workers in Venezuela capture their plight more than a week after they went on hunger strike over lost wages

  • Former oil workers are into the second week of a hunger strike in Caracas, Venezuela at Plaza de la Moneda
  • The ex-workers are fighting to receive what they say are unpaid wages from 2007 nationalisation of oil fields
  • 8,500 workers were sacked after nationalisation in the Orinoco Oil Belt by the ex-President Hugo Chavez
  • Strikers say that they never saw the severance pay and pensions they were promised by Mr Chavez in 2007