Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals

BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead.

The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward.

Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died.

  • ontario john

    Another socialism success story. Where are the Hollywood celebrities now? This is what Ontario is going to look like after Wynne spends the seven billion dollars on global warming scams, that the Globe and Mail reports.

  • Americadies

    Why doesn’t all the Hollywood liberals rush to Venezuela and share their vast wealth to save these little socialists? After all we all know everyone is entitled to anyone’s money, so come on Hollywood, send your paid monkeys down.

    • They’ve already sent their “paid monkeys down” — the precedent was set with Communist Cuba. The posted photo reminds me very much of the health situation in Cuba.

      Remember this John Stossel documentary?

      • Reader

        I wish they would throw Moore and Naomi Klein down a mine shaft and seal it for a week.

        I bet a week later Moore would weigh more than 100 pounds more than when he went in and we’d all be the better for it!

      • Americadies

        Perhaps Trump could pass a resolution which states all Americans who speak so positively of Cuban healthcare must seek all their such care in Cuba. Fun to watch old lardo die.

  • mauser 98

    start hording toilet paper

    • Reader

      Why is “Spaced out on Psychotropic Drugs” and “Married to a Government Worker” coded as the same colour?

      Are all spouses of government workers spaced out on psychotropic drugs?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I don’t see a problem. Everyone eventually gets the governance they want.

  • BillyHW

    So Venezuelans are discovering that they aren’t anything like the Swedes.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Photo looks like an American Civil war field hospital.
    This is what 2016 looks like in a successful modern Dictatorship.

  • Doug Kursk

    Jeepers that hospital seems a tad unsanitary!!

  • Jay Harper

    It looks just like a Cuban Hospital. I wonder if there’s a link?

  • Gary

    That photo will be what Ontario will look like when Wynne drive the debt up to half a Trillion dollars where the majority of the tax dollars will go to Service the debt and leave about thirty cents on the dollar to run the Government and fund the Public sector Union pensions .
    It’s a ponze scheme where the Liberal hope it won’t collapse while they are in power.