A patient rests at the Central Hospital in Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct 23, 2013. Legions of ailing Venezuelans are being neglected by a national healthcare system that doctors say is now collapsing after months of steady deterioration caused by funding shortfalls, numbing inflation and currency controls.
A patient rests at the Central Hospital in Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct 23, 2013. Legions of ailing Venezuelans are being neglected by a national healthcare system that doctors say is now collapsing after months of steady deterioration caused by funding shortfalls, numbing inflation and currency controls. Ariana Cubillos Associated Press
A patient rests at the Central Hospital in Maracay, Venezuela, on Oct 23, 2013. Legions of ailing Venezuelans are being neglected by a national healthcare system that doctors say is now collapsing after months of steady deterioration caused by funding shortfalls, numbing inflation and currency controls. Ariana Cubillos Associated Press

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  • Venezuelan officials bury policeman killed in shootout

    Anti-government policeman Oscar Perez was buried Sunday by the military nearly a week after being killed in a shootout with security forces, relatives said. Just two of Oscar Perez's relatives were allowed to attend the early morning burial at a Caracas cemetery surrounded by National Guard officers. Authorities denied relatives' demands that they hand over the body of Perez and six others killed.