The crisis in Venezuela is immense with skyrocketing inflation rates, food and medicine shortages and incredible violence and civil unrest. The health care crisis has showed us hospitals with no supplies, a lack of running water and electricity, a malaria epidemic and the resurgence of diphtheria after 24 years…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

For a closer look at the health care tragedy in the socialist country, Leopoldo Villegas. MD joined me a an in-depth interview on a myriad of topics.  Dr Villegas is a Venezuelan trained physician, a senior international health adviser, an infectious disease expert and a former advisor to the Venezuelan Ministry of Health.

While based in the US, Dr Villegas has daily  conversations with contacts in Venezuela concerning the state of health care.

LISTEN to the interview below:

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