Socialist Paradise of Venezuela Now Keeping Newborn Babies in Cardboard Boxes


Venezuela’s economic crisis has gotten so bad that maternity wards in hospitals are using cardboard boxes to hold newborn babies due to a lack of incubators.

The Observers reported:

Photos of babies in cardboard boxes highlight Venezuela crisis

The pictures were published Tuesday on Twitter by Manuel Ferreira, a lawyer and opposition activist. He said they were sent to him by personnel at the maternity of Las Garzas hospital, near the city of Barcelona in Anzoategui state.

On the same day, another photo of the newborns was published by an independent Venezuelan journalist, who confirmed this took place at Las Garzas hospital.

The hospital’s director, José G. Zurbaran, first reacted on Twitter by denouncing a “vicious attack by the media” and denied the photos’ authenticity. However, in a second tweet, he changed his story: he said this was an isolated incident, implying that the photos were indeed taken at his hospital.

See the pictures in the tweets below:

That’s just sad.


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