Friday, January 12, 2018

Food Riots Grip Western Venezuela

Last week, authorities forced some 200 supermarkets to slash food prices. (Reuters)

Reuters: Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

Unrest over food shortages spreads through the country

Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.

An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said four people had died and 10 were injured in the chaos over the last two days, but he did not specify the circumstances.

Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty, and President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime faces mounting unrest.

Venezuela's Information Ministry did not respond to a request for information about the latest disturbances to rock the nation of 30 million people.

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WNU Editor: There are some reports of mobs swarming ranches to attack cattle for food. I do now know if this video is authenticate, but if it is true .it is another sign on how desperate the country is becoming.

More News On The Chaos In Venezuela

Starving mob beat cattle to death with rocks in desperate search for food and four people are killed during looting in Venezuela as country's economic collapse continues -- Daily Mail
Starving Venezuelans mob field and slaughter cattle, report says -- FOX News
Four killed in Venezuela food looting violence: opposition -- AFP
Photos of empty grocery shelves show dire situation in Venezuela -- AOl
Motorcycle Gunmen Kill Pro-Government Legislator in Venezuela -- US News and World Report/Reuters
Curacao search for shipwrecked Venezuelan migrants -- BBC
Venezuelan immigrants found dead after boat sinks in Caribbean -- UPI
Venezuela's economy is collapsing and violence is rampant. Its solution: woo tourists. -- Washington Post
Venezuela Is In A 'Limbo Default' -- Forbes


Aizino Smith said...

The Lewis & Clark expedition was starved when it was in the mountains of Idaho during the winter.

They shot a buffalo to eat, which was a bad move. They shot a bull, when they should have shot a cow. The cows have more fat than bulls. The bulls were so lean as to increase the party's caloric deficit. The Indians knew this.

If the good people of Venezuela go the Soylent Green route, I suggest they eat the Socialist leadership as they are the ones with sufficient fat.

jac said...

Venezuela: an other success of socialism.

Fusion said...

Didn't the government say everything was fine, and that they were even ready to defend themselves against an military invasion from the US? Lol.