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New York Times Investigation Highlights Severity Of Malnutrition Crisis Among Venezuela’s Children

New York Times: Multimedia Feature: As Venezuela Collapses, Children Are Dying of Hunger
“…Hunger has stalked Venezuela for years. Now, it is killing the nation’s children at an alarming rate, doctors in the country’s public hospitals say. Venezuela has been shuddering since its economy began to collapse in 2014. … But deaths from malnutrition have remained a closely guarded secret by the Venezuelan government. In a five-month investigation by the New York Times, doctors at 21 public hospitals in 17 states across the country said that their emergency rooms were being overwhelmed by children with severe malnutrition — a condition they had rarely encountered before the economic crisis began…” (Kohut et al., 12/17).

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