Latin America

Venezuela crisis: Hospitals struggle to help patients

Sick children in Venezuela are dying because hospitals cannot get medical supplies or afford to maintain equipment. Infant mortality rates are up 30 percent, as the country struggles with hyperinflation and food shortages.

Sick children in Venezuela are dying because hospitals cannot get medical supplies or afford to maintain equipment.

Infant mortality rates are up 30 percent, as the country struggles with hyperinflation and food shortages.

Meanwhile, the government says the scale of the crisis has been overstated and is rejecting offers of humanitarian aid.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Caracas.

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