The app that helps Venezuelans cope with chaos

April 02, 2019

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Dozens of people are shown standing in linewith buckets and other containers to collect water in Caracas.

People wait in line to collect water in Caracas, Venezuela, March 31, 2019.


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Venezuela continues to face widespread blackouts and water shortages. Venezuelans are desperate for a solution. We dig into the political battle between opposition leader Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro, who refuses to give up power. And, why many Venezuelans are now relying on a group messaging app for crucial information. Also, a former US ambassador to Mexico tells us that more cooperation with Mexico and Central American nations is still the best way to reduce migration to the US from the region. Plus, a group of scientists in Canada study how honey from beehives can help measure air pollution.

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