Hunger is rampant in Venezuela, where the economy has contracted 27 percent since 2013. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Juan Forero, South American bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Protests are continuing in Venezuela against the government of Nicolas Maduro. This week, elderly demonstrators with walking sticks or in wheelchairs braved pepper spray from government security forces. Over the past two months, more than 35 people have been killed in the continuing unrest. And as the political situation deteriorates, so does the humanitarian one. We're joined now by Juan Forero of The Wall Street Journal who just published a deeply reported piece entitled simply "Venezuela Is Starving."More…
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