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Wall Street Journal Examines Deteriorating Conditions Of Maternal, Newborn Health Care Facilities In Venezuela

Wall Street Journal: Venezuelan Women in Labor Cross to Colombia to Give Birth
“Fearful of having a baby in a grim Venezuelan hospital, Gerlimar Pastrán took a nine-hour bus ride to this border city in Colombia to give birth earlier this month to a healthy boy in a functioning maternity ward. She is one of hundreds of pregnant Venezuelan women who have streamed into Colombia in recent months to have their babies, straining Colombia’s public health network and underscoring the fast-deteriorating conditions of Venezuelan hospitals…” (Muñoz, 3/23).

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