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Hospitals in the Most Miserable Country in the World Have Turned into Battlefield Clinics — But There Is No War

May 18, 2016

(Business Insider) – Venezuela’s hospitals are failing. In a bombshell New York Times report, Nicholas Casey outlined how the country’s economic crisis has led to a huge public-health emergency. “Hospital wards have become crucibles where the forces tearing Venezuela apart have converged,” Casey wrote. “Gloves and soap have vanished from some hospitals. Often, cancer medicines are found only on the black market. There is so little electricity that the government works only two days a week to save what energy is left.”

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