Remember Bernie Sanders? Of course you do! He’s that guy that all the hippies and college students wanted to vote for because he promised them free stuff, like school and healthcare. Do you know Bernie’s policies were though? He preached socialism as if its roads were paved with gold.
I’m here to tell you that it isn’t. In fact, socialism’s roads are paved with the bodies of people who have staved to death….at least in Venezuela, anyway. The citizens are literally starving and they only have their government to thank for it. Ironically, the country was once one of South America’s richest countries….this was before they became socialist.
Venezuela’s inflation, estimated by the International Monetary Fund to reach 720% in 2017, is the highest in the world. The economy has shrunk 27% since 2013, according to local investment bank Torino Capital; imports of food have plummeted 70%.
Huge numbers of Venezuelans are bringing their children as they rummage through garbage for food; farm crops are routinely stolen; groceries are looted. As The Wall Street Journal notes, things have become so dire that families padlock their refrigerators.
National Poll of Living Conditions reported that 75% of the residents lost an average of 19 pounds last year! Not from eating healthy, exercising, and dieting to lose weight….but purely from not having the means to eat. Riots have begun erupting, and more than 35 people have been killed.
According to the National Poll of Living Conditions, 75% of Venezuelans said they had lost an average of 19 pounds last year. As a result, riots have erupted; by last Friday, more than 35 people had been reported killed.
Not to mention, the children are extremely malnourished, and nearly 11% of children under the age of 5 could die from the lack of nutrients.
All this is happening, and the government officials of Venezuela are flat out refusing to permit food and aid to be imported. It has been reported that 90% of residents cannot afford to feed the people in their homes.