The International Monetary Fund groups 188 countries; its aim is to secure financial stability.
One of the organization's stated objectives is making financial resources available to member countries to meet balance of payments needs. The IMF therefore plays an important role in solving the crises of countries threatened by bancruptcy. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States, it current managing director is Christine Lagarde, a former French finance minister. This page collates recent DW coverage concerning Lagarde and the IMF.
Venezuela’s economy nosedived after oil prices crashed in 2014, causing ongoing food shortages and exorbitant hyperinflation. According to the IMF, over 80 percent of households are now living in poverty. So it's hardly surprising that a growing number of Venezuelans want to leave the country. With most not having the necessary cash to escape the country, they are heading to the island of Curacao.