VENEZUELANS – Starving Venezuelans mob field, slaughter cattle

CARACAS – Starving Venezuelans desperate for food reportedly mobbed a field and slaughtered cattle — a stunning illustration of the socialist country’s troubles.

Venezuela has been going through a four-year recession, leaving millions of Venezuelans poor and forcing citizens to succumb to desperate measures.

Western Venezuela has experienced two days of protests and looting due to food shortages that have left at least three people dead and 16 others injured.

The mayor of Arapuey in the state of Merida told El Universal newspaper the dead include a 17-year-old shot during a demonstration Wednesday and two others hit by gunfire Thursday at a business where people had formed a line for food.

An opposition lawmaker, Carlos Paparoni, posted a video on Twitter showing a dozen men attacking a cow with rocks and a machete as one said, “We are hungry.”

Paparoni claimed some 300 animals were thought to be killed.

Stealing has been on the rise in the country since Christmas due to food shortages and inflation, Reuters reported. The country has the world’s highest inflation.

President Nicolas Maduro’s regime has largely been blamed for the recession. Opposition lawmakers claim Maduro’s “failed economic policies and rampant corruption are to blame for the meltdown in the once-booming country home to the world’s largest crude reserves,” Reuters reported.

“What we’re living is barbaric,” Juan Guaido, an opposition lawmaker tweeted. “The dehumanizing regime of Nicolas Maduro is turning a blind eye to the tragedy that we Venezuelans are living.”

Last week, authorities forced 200 supermarkets to cut prices so citizens could buy food, but employees said they were unsure if the empty shelves would be restocked.

Source: (Fox News)

3 Responses to VENEZUELANS – Starving Venezuelans mob field, slaughter cattle

  1. Tony Webster January 13, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Get the Maduro /Chavez biography: “How to mash-up a country with the world’s largest oil reserves”. Should be an Amazon no.1 best-seller anytime now.

    Cyan happen here…in a country known to punch above it’s weight….and right up there in the Human Development Index. No, doan ask me about any other indices..I in a bad “Moody”…and also cyan “Standard” any mo’ “Poor” comments about my country. Cry for our Venezuelan friends, for they they are suffering greatly from hurricane Maduro, with some now risking their lives fleeing on boats to reach Curacao.

    Cud never happen here…

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  2. Falernum January 13, 2018 at 9:47 am

    The election of a national leader that has no experience in economic management: Lawyers, dentists, engineers, soldiers, real estate agents, and bus drivers like Maduro no matter how charming they may seem, are a prescription for failure

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  3. Alex Alleyne January 13, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Mr. COMMIE, you can send over a few Black Belly Sheep for your pal to feed the population.

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