VENEZUELA CRISIS OVERVIEW BY MARIA TINEDO
Venezuela is suffering from nationwide shortages of food and medicine. Children are suffering the most. As PBS reports (see the link below), severe malnutrition among kids is rising at an alarming rate. The situation deteriorated over the past few months, as nationwide protests against an illegal and unpopular referendum, together with US economic sanctions to the government, added to the country’s deep economic recession.
VIDEO: About the Crisis & VIDEO: About Barriga Llena Corazon Contento (in Spanish)
On October 20th, 2017, Camilla and friends raised $565 to help Barriga Llena Corazon feed hungry children in Venezuelan hospitals. The kids made “Get Well Soon” cards, with writing in Spanish and ate traditional Venezuelan foods, such as tostones, tequenos, and arenas, among other things.