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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Venezuela, once South America's richest country, continues to spiral


Every weekday morning, a line of several dozen forlorn people forms outside the dingy headquarters of SAIME, Venezuela's passport agency. As shortages and violence have made life in the country less bearable, more people are applying for passports so they can go somewhere else. Most will be turned away. The government ran out of plastic for laminating new passports in September. "I've just been told I might need to wait eight months!" says Martín, a frustrated applicant. A $250 bribe would shorten the wait.  More…

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