“The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. Doctors kept ailing infants alive by pumping air into their lungs by hand for hours. By nightfall, four more newborns had died.” The NYT’s Nicholas Casey on the brutal health care toll of Venezuela’s economic meltdown.

+ InFocus: The empty cupboards of Venezuela’s families.