When you think of humanitarian crises, they’re usually caused by war or some natural disaster like a drought or earthquake.
But in Venezuela today millions of people face shortages of food and medicines for a different reason: the spectacular mismanagement of its economy.
By one estimate, Venezuelans spend an average of 35 hours a month standing in lines to buy food. All of this has led to huge protests against President Nicolás Maduro’s government and an effort by the opposition to recall him from office.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the escalating crisis in Venezuela.