This is what happens to a people controlled by communism– little to no food. Now, in an effort to control mass hysteria, armed guards are riding on food trucks in Venezuela to prevent stealing of the little amount of food rations left.
Just a few years ago, the country of Venezuela was one of the most economically prosperous countries in South America. Today Venezuela reports:
Two years ago, Venezuela was a normal functioning nation, relatively speaking of course. It was by no means a free country, but the people still had a standard of living that was higher than most developing nations.
They could send their children to school and expect them to receive a reasonably good education, and they could go to the hospital and expect to be effectively treated with the same medical standards you’d find in a developed nation. They could go to the grocery store and buy whatever they needed, and basic government services like law enforcement and infrastructure maintenance worked fairly well. The system was far from perfect, but it worked for the most part.
People in Venezuala today are so hungry that they are hunting cats, dogs, and pigeons for food. With extreme desperation when people are fighting for survival, crime and violence also escalates. The Los Angeles Times reports:
A 4-year-old girl, Britani Lara, was reportedly shot to death Tuesday in the Caracas suburb of Guatire as she stood in line with her mother outside a government-owned Mercal grocery store.
El Nacional newspaper reported that gangs on motorcycles have fought over the right to control and distribute food at the Guatire store and that the gunfire may have been a result of that dispute. Eight others were reportedly injured in the incident.
Violence also was reported at a food protest staged in front of a store in the city of Cariaco in central Sucre state, where 21-year-old Luis Fuentes was killed by a gunshot. Eleven others were wounded, according to El Nacional newspaper.
The video below helps explain the extremely dangerous situation in Venezuela: