The Latin American trailblazer's spiral into economic ruin
Venezuela has spiralled from being Latin America’s richest country to a poverty-stricken nation where 80% of households suffer from food insecurity. Economists have called it the worst economic collapse outside of war in more than four decades. As the country is now faced with the added challenges of coronavirus, will it ever be rescued from total financial and social collapse? Click or scroll through to see Venezuela’s incredible rise and fall, starting from the discovery of oil there in 1914.