VENEZUELA

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It was only a short time ago that the 30 million people of Venezuela lived in conditions that could reasonably be considered normal. More recently, the oil-rich nation experienced an economic downturn that steadily worsened. Food and medicine became scarce. Electricity, water systems, and other public infrastructure stopped working. Violence became a common occurrence. With conditions already at crisis levels, the situation has worsened even further since the start of 2019. No longer is it a localized standoff between a president and a leaderless opposition. Instead, it has become a spiral of dysfunction that has national leaders around the world choosing sides and exchanging threats back and forth between them

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