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Lights go out on Venezuela's kidney patients

Alfredo Quintero's kidneys failed five years ago, so he needs dialysis three times a week just to stay alive. Luckily, though, Quintero managed to take advantage of a brief resumption of electricity in parts of Caracas on Sunday to get the desperately needed blood purification treatment. At least 15 people died between Saturday and Sunday due to a lack of dialysis treatment, the non-governmental organization Codevida told AFP.
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Venezuela’s political fight could snarl rush to ship aid in

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and CHRISTINE ARMARIO CUCUTA, Colombia — For Anahis Alvarado, whose battle with kidney failure has become more desperate as Venezuela sinks deeper into crisis, the prospect of bringing in emergency medical and food supplies can’t come soon enough. She’s watched five fellow patients in her dialysis group die over the past few years due to inadequate care. Only a quarter of the dialysis machines where she receives treatment at a government-run clinic in Caracas still work. And la...
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