Venezuela: There is richness, there is poverty, but overall there is a need for change.
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.
Despite having the largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s economy is in a freefall, necessities are scarce, and tens of thousands of residents flee across the border to Colombia.
Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at inflation prices, and children are suffering: child malnutrition is rising at an alarming rate.
Venezuela is in freefall after years of recession, inflation and a formidable food crisis, sparking protests. It’s pushed Venezuelans to take to the streets and force a government crackdown.
As Venezuela slides deeper into crisis, inflation, food and medicine scarcity, and insecurity seem to escalate endlessly. Amid the chaos, families are struggling to hold their lives together.
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.
The economic disaster in Venezuela caused by low oil prices is also an environmental one.
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?
In Venezuela, falling oil prices have crippled late President Hugo Chavez's social and economic programs.
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.
Latin America now faces the challenge of coping with the potentially devastating impacts of climate change.