Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

A Socialist nation searches for ways to feed itself, as the economic collapse of recent years has left it unable to produce or import sufficient food. Capitalism worked for China. Maybe Venezuela should try it.

Source: Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation – The New York Times

“Hundreds of people here in the city of Cumaná, home to one of the region’s independence heroes, marched on a supermarket in recent days, screaming for food. They forced open a large metal gate and poured inside. They snatched water, flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, potatoes, anything they could find, leaving behind only broken freezers and overturned shelves.

And they showed that even in a country with the largest oil reserves in the world, it is possible for people to riot because there is not enough food.

In the last two weeks alone, more than 50 food riots, protests and mass looting have erupted around the country. Scores of businesses have been stripped bare or destroyed. At least five people have been killed.

This is precisely the Venezuela its leaders vowed to prevent.”

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2 Responses to Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

  1. Sohini says:

    This is so heartbreaking. 😖😔

    • TonyR says:

      Yes it is, since it was completely avoidable. Incompetent leadership and voters who believed in promises long after there was any evidence that the leaders could deliver.

      Sad

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