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Once considered the most affluent nation in Latin America, Venezuela is now facing a devastating socioeconomic and political crisis, which has already brought as much as ninety percent of its citizens below the poverty line. The hyperinflation, growing at an alarming rate, has paralysed the Venezuelan economy, making most of the country’s population unable to meet their basic needs. An overwhelming majority of Venezuelans lack access to sanitary water, food as well as the most essential medicines. The national health system has practically collapsed with infectious diseases such as measles and malaria, which were once eradicated, spreading all over the country.

Moreover, on top of these issues, Venezuela is also being torn by an unresolved pre...