Tuesday, May 17, 2016

How much food does the average family have in Venezuela?

As you probably know already Venezuela is collapsing in a pretty dramatic way. The situation has been critical for years now but people are now running out of food.
This Business Insider article illustrates the situation well, 'We want out of this agony': What it's like to eat in a country that's on the verge of collapse”.
One of the more telling materials in it is the series of photos showing how much food typical families in Venezuela have left.
"Now eating is a luxury, before we could earn some money and buy clothes or something, now everything goes on food," Yaneidy Guzman said.

"We eat today, but we do not know what we will eat tomorrow," Francisca Landaeta said. "We are bad — I never thought it would come to this."

"We have about 15 days eating bread with cheese or arepa with cheese," Lender Perez said. "We are eating worse than before, because we can't find food and those we can find we can't afford."

"I have to leave the house at 5 a.m., facing the risk of being killed, to stand in line all day and only buy two or three products," Jhonny Mendez said.

Lesson of the day folks: you can never store enough water and food. Also, know when to bug out of the country entirely.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


Anonymous said...

I feel for the children in these photos, but I can't help pointing out that these are the predictable results of Socialism. At least a few of these people supported this system when they were getting something for nothing. It's going to get a whole lot worse before it ever gets better and I suspect, with some sorrow, that many, perhaps most, of these people will be dead within the next 5-10 years. I also suspect in 5-10 more years, many Americans and Europeans will be following in their footsteps. Feeling the Bern yet?

That one guy said...

So true...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous is right and as a survivor of the 2007/08 market crash long before hearing of Aguirre's books and blog I know as a former real estate agent and loan officer that we are facing a bigger crash this next time around (the derivatives and debt problems have not disappeared but increased!)
As of this week (today is Sunday, August 21,2016) a number of food items we buy have increased in price from .75 cents to a dollar which means that the pricing has gone up around 11%! In May of this year bread was pricing at around 2.56 per loaf in most mainstream vs. discount grocers we shop at but on a few brands we noted that the plastic ties had pricing of as much as $4.19 per loaf which leads me to think that a year or so from now and after elections in November that we will be seeing price increases exceeding the $1 on the items in our shopping cart which is confirmation of Trump's statement in December of 2015 'Remember the word 'bubble' you heard it here first!' Honestly, the next 5-10 years are going to be a challenge for more people than the last time around and we hope that we don't have to 'bug out' as we had to in 2010 which was a challenge in itself relocating sight unseen beyond the fax and emails to our new state along with diligent use of city-data.com alerted.com and othe crime watch sites to scope out a new place to live with easy access to shopping, medical and yes, even our home has a small parcel of land big enough to have a small garden and chickens if we wanted to and which is equidistant to places to go for temporary 'bug out' refuge!
PS:No matter who is elected in November they will inherit the economy which has been exponentially malfunctioning since the 1970's.