William Finnegan on the Chaos in Venezuela

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On the West Side of Manhattan, Francisco Nava, a retired barber, is packing up a big box to send to his relatives in Venezuela. But it’s not filled with toys and a cardigan for Dad. Nava is shipping cornmeal and rice, toilet paper, bandages, and rubbing alcohol.  As William Finnegan recently reported in The New Yorker, Venezuela’s economic collapse and political inaction have put basic necessities out of reach for countless people. Finnegan visited his old friend Nava to talk about how things got so bad, and how emigrés like him are trying to help.