Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Venezuela Economic Collapse Causes Food Shortages, Violence and Chaos


Venezuela is falling into total anarchy and chaos, with food shortages causing rampant violence and lawlessness.

Inflation is with over 700 percent the highest in the world; people are queuing all night for food and medicine, while murders and kidnappings are spiralling out of control.

What makes the situation in Venezuela particularly troubling, is that this South American country actually has more “wealth” than almost any other nation in the world. In fact, Venezuela has more proven oil reserves than anyone else on the globe – including Saudi Arabia.

From above, Caracas' skyline still hints at the splendor,magnificence and grandeur of the formerly richest nation of South America, but at ground level there's no hiding today's reality: 

Thanks to the droughts, low oil prices, but mostly because of the socialists' misguided “economic war,” President Maduro has lost control during the current conditions of chaos.

Food shortages, weak oil prices and economic mismanagement have left Venezuela in a state of chaos.

Venezuela is experiencing total economic and social collapse, with shortages of food and medicine causing riots, robberies, kidnappings and murder.


Shortages of the most basic food staples, hygiene products and medicines in hospitals has reached a tragic point, where people are starving and patients are dying.

Anyone in Venezuela who is able to leave and has a marketable skill has either left or is trying to get out. The young are fleeing Venezuela in droves; doctors, engineers, lawyers, you name it, THEY WANT OUT!

Published on Jul 16, 2016, the following video may put some perspective of what's going on in Venezuela and what could end up happening in the U.S.



As the shortages are getting worse in the Venezuela crisis, a little girl, who remains unidentified, recorded a video (unfortunately only available in Spanish), addressed to Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro, explaining that she is fed up with the situation in her country, and how she has no access to the most basic needs.

“I'm tired of the situation,” she said. “I don't have water. I don't have food. I don't have medicine,” the little girl continued before taking her hat off and letting her messy hair burst out, “…and lastly, I don’t have shampoo!” she exclaimed.

If you ever wondered what economic collapse would look like, you need only watch the developments in Venezuela... for now... and pray something like this never happen in the United States.

But don't bet on it.

By Tom Retterbush
tomretterbush@gmail.com