Venezuela Is Desperate For FoodPeople are looting supermarkets in Venezuela because of a major food crisis
Posted by NowThis on Monday, June 20, 2016
We’ve seen headlines about Venezuela’s food crisis, but all that is background noise until you can put faces to those being affected. It’s reported that 87% of Venezuelans are starving. Literally starving. Americans complain about waiting hours in line to board the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Studios, but Venezuelans wait HOURS to buy basic items like milk, cereal, toilet paper. These lines aren’t being monitored by a friendly line attendant. People are being guarded by police in riot gear. Five people have already been killed during these disturbances.
Food isn’t the only thing Venezuelans are desperate for. Electricity, medicine and toiletries are also in devastatingly low supply.
Many blame President Nicolás Maduro’s economic policies for the crisis and are calling for his resignation.
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