PARADISE LOST: ‘Diseases Surge’ in Venezuela as Healthcare System Fails, Medical Supplies Vanish

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Venezuela’s starving citizens continued to struggle with the socialist nation’s crippling blackouts this week, with medical supplies vanishing as hospitals and medical facilities are plunged into darkness.

“Venezuela’s health system is in ‘utter collapse,’ according to a report, including the exponential spread of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and diphtheria and ‘dramatic surges’ in infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis,” reports the Telegraph.

“The report, to be released Thursday by Human Rights Watch and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is among the few that has sought to quantify Venezuela’s misery, as the country has ceased releasing health and nutrition data and retaliated against those who did,” adds the article.

Venezuela’s Socialist President has blamed the United States for the devastating blackouts; accusing Washington of launching “electrical warfare” against his once-rich nation.

Read the full report here.