New shocking images from Venezuela reveal the extent of the country’s austerity: lacking cribs, newborn babies are placed in cardboard boxes. The photos were taken at the Domingo Guzman Lander hospital in Barcelona, in the north-eastern state of Anzoategui, and leaked by a doctor who asked to remained anonymous to avoid possible retributions.

The doctor reached out to an opposition lawmaker, Manuel Ferreira, who posted them on his Twitter account for the world to see. “The babies spent all night in the cardboard boxes until the pictures were made public,” Congressman Manuel Ferreira told Fox News Latino on Thursday morning. “After that they discharged the babies to avoid further exposure.” READ MORE