Thursday 2/9 - Joshua Goodman, AP - Venezuela goes from bad to worse

Thursday 2/9
Joshua Goodman, AP
Venezuela goes from bad to worse

Venezuela, not long ago, one of the most prosperous countries in South America is facing something very close to mass starvation. You can see the signs on the streets of Caracas the capital city and in other cities, towns and rural areas across the country. Associated Press reporters Joshua Goodman and Hannah Dreier have described the lines of people waiting, often all day, to buys a few items for sale in almost-empty stores; the hospital pediatric wards filled with underweight…

June 7, 2016 - Joshua Goodman

June 7, 2016
Joshua Goodman

If Venezuelans wanted a new national anthem, they might consider blues singer John Lee Hooker’s great tune: BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. Certainly all the metaphors being used in news coverage of Venezuela these days refer to explosions. “’We are like a bomb going tick-tock, tick-tock,’ said Zenovia Villegas, a 54-year-old housewife,” quoted in its lead by The Guardian, while Woodrow Wilson Center scholar Michael McCarthy led his Washington Post analysis with, “Venezuela is a powder keg.” What made Senora Villegas…



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