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Venezuela's Steep Prices, Scarcities Open Way for Cardboard Coffins

When Venezuelan entrepreneurs Alejandro Blanchard and Elio Angulo decided to create cardboard coffins, they were looking  for an ecological selling point to compete against classic wood and brass caskets. Three years on, with the oil-rich country mired in deep economic crisis, their "bio-coffins" are becoming a viable option because of high prices for wooden coffins and shortages of brass ones. Blanchard and Angulo are offering their product in funeral homes in...

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