Over the past few years, Venezuela has been battered by a full-scale socioeconomic collapse. Marred by political instability, an authoritarian government, and a currency meltdown, the country was already facing shortages of food, fuels, and basic goods. In Venezuelan hospitals, medicine and equipment were scarce — and the country had only 73 critical care beds to over 28 million people.
And that was before the coronavirus threat came to the Americas.
To make matters worse,