This man is not Tom Hanks. Or Mehran Karimi Nasseri, the Iranian who lived in Charles de Gaulle's Terminal One from August 1988 to July 2006. This guy's name is Parameswaran. He's from Sri Lanka and he was stranded in Caracas' international airport in Venezuela for four months.
Now, he has disappeared mysteriously.
Before his vanishing, Parameswaran lived in the airport's international terminal, sleeping on the floor and washing himself as much as he could in the public restrooms. Helped by airport workers, he survived with no means of his own, condemned not to leave the building because he didn't have any documents.
According to the authorities, he came to Venezuela without a visa. And since there is no Sir Lanka embassy or consulate in Venezuela, they couldn't start the process to return him to his original country following international protocols.
That's how he entered limbo and became famous when someone published a video on YouTube showing his story.
Now, this man has disappeared. The authorities can't say if they have returned him to Sir Lanka or if he has stayed in the country. Maybe Hugo Chavez ate him. [El Mundo — In Spanish]