Skip to comments.We want food!: Venezuelans cry at protest near presidency
Posted on 06/03/2016 10:20:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Venezuela's economic chaos, critics say is the consequence of failed socialist policies for the last 17 years, especially price and currency controls.
Venezuelan security forces fired teargas at protesters chanting "We want food!" near Caracas' presidential palace on Thursday, the latest street violence in the crisis-hit OPEC nation.
Hundreds of angry Venezuelans heading towards Miraflores palace in downtown Caracas were met by National Guard troops and police who blocked a major road. President Nicolas Maduro, under intense pressure over a worsening economic crisis in the South American nation of 30 million, had been scheduled to address a rally of indigenous groups nearby around the same time.
The protest spilled out of long lines at shops in the area, witnesses said, after some people tried to hijack a food truck. "I've been here since eight in the morning. There's no more food in the shops and supermarkets," one woman told pro-opposition broadcaster Vivoplay. "We're hungry and tired."(continued)
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You will get arugula and like it!
“Let them eat cake”.
The way Venezuela is going gives us a preview of what America would look like after eight more years of far-left thuggery masquerading as government - if we’re lucky. With a bad outcome under Hillary, we could even look like Syria with ISIS, or perhaps Somalia.
I’m praying for President Trump.
Have a nice cup of socialism, comrades.
Once the dogs and cats were gone they began eating all the puppies and kittens, but don’t they know that to get more of those they gotta let some of the dogs and cats live?
I mean, this is Animal Husbandry 101. I think it is termed “breeding stock”.
Let ‘em eat grass and bark, like the Norks.
I’m surprised Obama isn’t flying them all in as refugees.
Maybe they can dig up Chavez and feast on his body...but it probably tastes of sulfur.
Why isn’t Sean Penn, Samuel Jackson, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Will Smith,.... all there helping out. Maybe they could host a benefit to show they care.
One little irony with the story at the source. The protestors in the pic are yelling for food, but they’re all 50 lbs above healthy body mass.
Rather, there will be a MASSIVE REVOLT if Hillary is elected. Got to remember that Americans are ARMED.
Praying for Mr. Trump and his family.
“Im surprised Obama isnt flying them all in as refugees.”
Not long ago I read that all this turmoil in South America (Venezuela’s not the only country in trouble) will likely result in a massive, massive influx of illegals across our border.
The author of the article made a compelling case for it, so it may happen anyway with or without obama’s help.
That country is closer to revolt.
I love it when socialists suffer. They reap what they sow.
Did it ever get this bad when Chavez was leading the country?
Food??? You want food???
You should have thought about “food” before you voted Socialist...
I am a major league baseball fan and I have wondered how the Venezuelan players are dealing with this. Most have family still in country.