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Venezuela

Venezuela: The Airport from Hell

With the socio-politic and economic crisis in Venezuela, there has been a decline in  public services. This traveler's airport experience is one example of the current situation.

Venezuela: Living in a Dictatorship?

Given the growing inflation of Venezuela’s decaying democracy, a survey of people from different socioeconomic classes shows how difficult it is for them to find and afford the basics.

Post-Chavez Venezuela

Since Hugo Chávez's death in March 2013, Venezuela has spiraled into a crisis. Now as the social, economic and political deadlock deepen, the future seems ever more uncertain.

Hunting for Help in South America

With potential treatments for Huntington's disease on the horizon, questions of responsibility towards Latin American communities are being felt acutely. Will they ever reap the benefits of research?

Q&A: How a Soybean Boom Threatens the Amazon

Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.

October 13, 2017

What Is Left for Venezuelans?

Lila Franco

Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.

June 05, 2017

Venezuela: Toward Collapse

Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

As Venezuela’s social and economic crisis deepens, thousands of citizens are taking to the streets. Meanwhile, a quieter humanitarian one is unfolding as hunger and malnutrition spread.

August 09, 2016

The Office of Hope

Natalie Keyssar

In post-Chavez Venezuela, as an economic and political crisis threatens to plunge the country even deeper into chaos, daily life for many is a struggle for sustenance and safety.

July 14, 2016

Venezuela on the Brink

Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.

October 15, 2006

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez: Despot, or Democrat?

Andrew Cutraro, Guy Taylor

Andrew Cutraro and Guy Taylor uncloak the cult of personality surrounding the Bolivarian movement of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, and a policy of aggressive and orchestrated media relations.

April 01, 2006

Triple Frontier Project

Gabrielle Weiss, Kris Kitto

In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.