Venezuela under Nicolas Maduro has become one of the most dangerous countries to live in. His government stands accused of the worst human rights violations in the country’s history and has forced millions of people to seek refuge in other countries.
Venezuela was once the richest country in all of South America. From the 1950s to the early 1980s the Venezuelan economy was flourishing making it the most prosperous country in the region. So how exactly did the richest country in South America become one of the poorest? How did a country that once attracted many immigrants come to find itself in one of the worst refugee crises in modern times?