Venezuela: How paradise got lost
Updated 1834 GMT (0234 HKT) April 21, 2017
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(CNN)From its Caribbean beaches to the snow-capped Andes, Venezuela is a place of astonishing natural beauty. It also possesses the largest proven oil reserves in the world.
Plummeting oil prices put economy in reverse
The flow of dollars slowed to a trickle
Price controls are just another problem
Country down to its last $10 billion
The 'Maduro diet'
Pain turns to rage -- and protest
What's the government doing?
What's it like to live like this?
- Shortages of food and home staples like milk, flour and toilet paper
- Shortages of medicine
- Rolling blackouts
- Rising unemployment
- Soaring violent crime
- Even malaria, once almost eradicated, is back on the rise.