Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Venezuela: People literally starving and gangs rule the streets

Food trucks are under constant attack and need armed guards for protection. Grocery stores and pharmacies are getting looted 20 times a week or more. Armed gangs rule the streets, killing hundreds without the police being able to do anything due to lack of resources. Kidnappings occur every day, the usually ransom going for about 10.000USD.
Caracas, Venezuela is the world murder capital. People are afraid to go out. Venezuela is also the inflation capital, with the worst inflation worldwide. It seems these two go side by side. About 72 percent of monthly wages are being spent just to buy food.
It’s common for people to spend all day without eating. In some cases, families choose who gets to eat and who doesn’t. This is common in poor countries. I remember Diego Maradona, the controversial former football star, used to tell a story I remember well. As a child he would have dinner but usually his mother and father wouldn’t eat. They would come up with excuses, say they already ate when he wasn’t around, or that they weren’t feeling very well. The truth was that there simply wasn’t enough food in the house for everyone.
Stock up folks. Food and water. You’ll need them every day no matter what and the day you don’t have either one you will regret no preparing.
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”.


Mike Yukon said...

It's hard for a lot of us to feel the least bit sorry for these people who keep popping out kids when their lifestyle and country are in dire straights.

Pat the Cat said...

I hope that if anyone on Venezuela reads this they will take my little idea in the spirit it is intended and run with it... Next time dry beans are available in your markets, keep out 20 or 40 beans and soak them and try to grow them in pots on all those balconies I see in the videos -- best if they are the climbing-type, take up less space, or try to train them up. I don't think your government is going to help you. You will have to help yourselves. God Bless.