Venezuela Food Crisis – A Recipe for Disaster

Citizens of San Felix, Venezuela ransack a food truck that was transporting eggs, some bottles of sauces and flour packages. This incident was caused by the emotional breakdown of this Latin-American country. The question? What does it take to bring a community to this? The Venezuelan food crisis is the result of an economic crisis that is about to become a human crisis. The statistics show this crisis has increased 22% since December of last year.
The statistics from El Venezolano also show that the food crisis is due to the contracting economy. Over the last three years, the economy has receded to the point where there is barely any medical care, citizens have no luxury goods, and basic supplies like personal products, milk and flour are almost impossible to obtain.

More recently, the nation has begun facing an electric emergency. Nicolas Maduro President of Venezuela decree that malls could open more than 4 hours daily, there is no nutritional explanation for the horrible lapse Venezuela is going through and besides that the increase of the child and neonatal mortality and the whole national food chain, almost the 87% of Venezuelan cannot afford everyday food. 9 out of 10 people in Venezuela cannot manage to pay for their basic needs.

The fiscal deficit has reached 80% in regard to gross domestic product, and the external debt has increased four times since Hugo Chavez stopped international sales of petroleum, stopped international investment, nationalized of most of the companies and the leak of national funds when the petroleum prices dramatically increased.

The new policies of the government of Venezuela are not a strategy on the behalf of citizens like David. They are a selfishly involved ideological vision. Instead of changing the view, governments are elected for the people by the people. As a minimum the people should be guaranteed wellbeing and basic necessities.

References:
https://dolartoday.com/el-pueblo-pasando-hambre-venezuela-al-borde-de-la-crisis-humanitaria/
http://www.maduradas.com/en-estado-de-pobreza-9-de-cada-diez-personas-no-pueden-comprar-todos-los-alimentos/
http://www.infobae.com/2016/05/29/1814894-hambre-venezuela-asi-saquearon-un-camion-que-transportaba-alimentos
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/20/world/americas/venezuela-qa/

 

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