From its Caribbean beaches to the snow-capped Andes, Venezuela is a place of astonishing natural beauty. It also possesses the largest proven oil reserves in the world.
Many in a thriving professional class left the country when the late Hugo Chavez took power in 1999, but the early years of his rule saw a massive reduction in poverty, more children in school, and greater access to clean drinking water.
Today, however, Venezuelans are dealing with the highest rate of inflation in the world, bloody street protests and a climate of chaos.
The impact of the country’s problems are all too obvious to most Venezuelans.
- Shortages of food and home staples like milk, flour and toilet paper
- Shortages of medicine
- Rolling blackouts
- Rising unemployment
- Soaring violent crime
- Even malaria, once almost eradicated, is back on the rise.
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