Fund For Peace’s 2019 Fragile States Index Lists Venezuela As ‘Most Worsened,’ Tied With Brazil

Devex: Venezuela ‘most worsened’ country in 2019 fragile states index
“Venezuela is tied [with Brazil] for the ‘most worsened’ country in the 2019 fragile states index after it has been ‘beset by enormous turmoil’ and finds itself with two people claiming to be the country’s leader. Venezuela declined for the sixth year in a row and now ranks as the 32nd most fragile country in the world in the index, which is produced annually by the Fund for Peace and measures risk and vulnerability in 178 countries. … In addition to health challenges, including malaria — of which there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in Venezuela, a 400% increase in the past 10 years — diseases such as AIDS, diphtheria, and Zika also threaten stability…” (Welsh, 4/11).