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Venezuela’s health crisis demands an urgent regional response

Tamara Taraciuk Broner is a senior Americas researcher covering Venezuela for Human Rights Watch, and Kathleen Page is an associate professor and medical doctor at Johns Hopkins University. President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela finally asked the United Nations for help to purchase medical equipment in mid-November, saying that “North American imperialism is persecuting and blocking us.” But days earlier, the main public hospital in Caracas rejected medicines and supplies donated by the nongovernmental humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. At first glance, this may seem contradictory. But…

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