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Mon Apr 20, 2020, 09:19 AM

'We're starving to death': City of Maracaibo symbolises Venezuela's collapse

https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20200417-we-re-starving-to-death-city-of-maracaibo-symbolises-venezuela-s-collapse

The western city of Maracaibo used to be Venezuela's affluent oil capital. But today, it's a place of hardship and hunger. Facing hyperinflation, corruption, penniless public services, crime and chronic shortages, the city has become a symbol of the country's wider economic collapse. Eating has become a luxury. Due to a lack of medical care, the lives of children, the elderly and those with chronic diseases are slowly slipping away. In this 26-minute documentary, our reporter Roméo Langlois bring us a heart-wrenching account of the depths of human suffering.

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