This country is in bad shape. According to Foreign Affairs:

“Poverty, which fell during the 2000s, has now surpassed pre-Chavez levels, with over three out of every four Venezuelans living in dire straits, and half of the nation suffering in extreme penury. A recent study by three prominent Venezuelan universities found that most Venezuelans can no longer meet the recommended two thousand calories a day; 75 percent of the population reported significant weight loss in the last year alone,”

One part of the population that is not suffering, is their Symphony Orchestra – that is now on tour in Europe.


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