Sunday, June 26, 2016

Looting and unrest continue roiling Venezuela as shortages persist and protesters demand food

I've back off with a lot of what is going on in Venezuela. It gets to the point, the situation is so bad, so dire the situation becomes exploitive.  And it grieves my heart to see what is occurring.

Venezuela, where anger over food shortages is still mounting, continued to be roiled this week by angry protests and break-ins of grocery stores and businesses that have left five dead, at least 30 injured and 200 arrested, according to various news reports.

The latest fatality came from the southwest city of Merida, where 17-year-old Jean Paul Omana died Wednesday after being shot Tuesday during a disturbance amid looting.

Widespread violence has been reported there, as well as an attack by protesters on the headquarters of President Nicolas Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV.

As consumers grow increasingly frustrated with ongoing food scarcities and lengthening lines outside stores, protests are turning more violent. A Social media reported protests on Wednesday in the Los Teques, Los Altos Mirandinos and Santa Teresa del Tuy suburbs of Caracas, the capital.
Here is a youtube video showing some of the recent problems getting food in Venezuela:

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