In Venezuela, ‘The People Are Afraid’

July 12, Maria Lozano Venezuela was once the country of dreams—but those dreams have turned into nightmares. Such is the verdict of one of the country’s bishops. Case in point, Bishop Jaime Villarroel of the Diocese of Carúpano, told international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need: Most of the young people in the [...]

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Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle

June 28, Joshua Partlow and Mariana Zuñiga CARACAS, Venezuela — In the darkness the warehouse looks like any other, a metal-roofed hangar next to a clattering overpass, with homeless people sleeping nearby in the shadows. But inside, workers quietly unload black plastic crates filled with merchandise so valuable that mobs have looted delivery vehicles, shot up the windshields of trucks [...]

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Ruperta the Elephant is Starving in a Venezuelan Zoo!

April 15, Michelle Neff Venezuela is currently in the middle of a deep economic crisis. Since last year, there have been multiple media reports of zoo animals going hungry in the country, as the crippling economy has slowed food supplies. And now we have another heartbreaking instance to share with you. Pictures of a 46-year-old elephant named Ruperta who is currently at [...]

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On the frontline of Venezuela’s punishing protests

May 25, Virginia Lopez It starts with a distant rumble, and then a chanted countdown from the demonstrators packed tight along the Caracas freeway. As the count reaches zero, the crowds briefly part, and a file of young protesters – faces covered by T-shirts or makeshift gas masks – rush forward to confront heavily armed [...]

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Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals

BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. [...]

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‘We’re living in the end of times’: Starving Venezuelans giving away children to survive ‘This is written in the bible’ says starving mum

Peter Walker Venezuelan parents are giving up their children to survive as the South American country’s suffers with a catastrophic economic crisis. Three local councils and four national welfare groups say there is an increase in parents handing kids over to the state, charities, friends and family. A baby boy was recently found abandoned inside a bag [...]

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