Wednesday, May 18, 2016

No electricity, no antibiotics, no beds, no soap: A devastating look inside Venezuela's crisis-hit hospitals where 7 babies die a day, bleeding patients lie strewn on the floor, and doctors try to operate without tools

  • President Nicolas Maduro claims Venezuela has the best healthcare in the world after Cuba
  • But death rates are soaring and hospitals are filthy as supplies run low and electricity is shut off
  • The nation is in economic crisis after price of oil - their main monetary reserve - plummeted
  • Images taken by the New York Times show patients lying on the floor covered in blood and babies dying 

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