Starvation by Inflation

Venezuela’s economic collapse has led to a scourge of malnutrition that has killed scores of children, concealed by a “near-total blackout of health statistics.”

The New York Times’ 5-month probe into 21 public hospitals found 2,800 child malnutrition cases in the last year, and almost 400 deaths.

Amid food shortages spurred by inflation, oil-rich Venezuela—which saw little malnutrition before the economic collapse—now has cases so severe they have been likened to those in refugee camps.

The New York Times

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