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Venezuela falls apart

Venezuela is in the middle of a political and economic crisis. One consequence is that more are dying.

According to the government, in 2016 infant mortality rose 30.12%, maternal mortality by 65.79% and cases of malaria went up by 76.4%.

The basic cause of these higher mortality and infection rates is the lack of drugs – about 85% of medicines are starting to run out.

Picture source: DJ Andy