Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Creates Public Health Emergency, New York Times Reports
New York Times: Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals
“… ‘The death of a baby is our daily bread,’ said Dr. Osleidy Camejo, a surgeon in the nation’s capital, Caracas, referring to the toll from Venezuela’s collapsing hospitals. The economic crisis in this country has exploded into a public health emergency, claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans. It is just part of a larger unraveling here that has become so severe it has prompted President Nicolás Maduro to impose a state of emergency and has raised fears of a government collapse…” (Casey, 5/15).
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