What Venezuela's diaper shortage says about the country's economic crisis
Newborn babies often bring with them joy, exhilaration, sleepless nights, and a whole lot of dirty diapers.
But in the midst of a crippling economic crisis, diapers can become a hot commodity that spurs a thriving black market.
That's what's happening in Venezuela, where the country's only major export, oil, has lost half its value in the past two years.
The health care system is collapsing. Crime rates are soaring. Venezuelans are afraid to leave their homes at night.
They're lining up at supermarkets for hours to get their hands on basic goods and foods. It's a desperate situation caused, in part, by a string of failed government policies.