Cuba's Ally, Venezuela, Is Now Going Through Its Own Crisis09:50
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A woman with a sign reading "There is no food" protests against new emergency powers decreed this week by President Nicolas Maduro in front of a line of policemen in Caracas on May 18, 2016. (Federico Parra /AFP/Getty Images)
A woman with a sign reading "There is no food" protests against new emergency powers decreed this week by President Nicolas Maduro in front of a line of policemen in Caracas on May 18, 2016. (Federico Parra /AFP/Getty Images)
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Mile-long lines for food, hospitals short of supplies and triple-digit inflation. Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union? No, it's happening in Venezuela, which helped rescue Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The crisis has been triggered in part by falling oil prices, and it is pushing anti-government sentiment to a near boiling point. Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks to Will Grant of the BBC.

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Will Grant, BBC correspondent. He tweets @will_grant

This segment aired on June 20, 2016.

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