Shortages hit schools, concern over murder rates

According to parents’ group, Movement of Organized Parents, Venezuelan children are missing an average of 40 percent of class time, as a third of teachers skip work on any given day to wait in food lines. Meanwhile, in some schools so many students have fainted from hunger that administrators have told parents to keep underfed children home.

Meanwhile, the Venezuelan Violence Observatory, a think tank that tracks crime, says there were almost 28,000 homicides in the country in 2015. Moreover, a Washington Post report says that a decent burial in Venezuela costs around $400, where the minimum monthly wage is $15.