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Hungry Venezuelans Cry at the Sight of Food, as Economic Crisis Deepens


World  (tags: world, politics, Venezuela, drought, political crisis, food crisis )

AWAY AWHI
- 944 days ago - money.cnn.com
Pregnant women, children and even elderly Venezuelans crossed into Colombia on Sunday after the border was temporarily reopened, allowing them to buy basic foods and toiletries -- rare commodities in their home country.



   

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M B (62)
Friday July 22, 2016, 4:45 am
Thanks for posting
(This is sickening - do keep in mind: poverty is man-made; it is not our destiny)
 

Dawnie W (250)
Friday July 22, 2016, 7:20 am
❤️:-()❤️Noted...With terrible sadness.❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕
 

Ben O (135)
Friday July 22, 2016, 7:20 am
How very depressing and so unnecessary...
 

Stella G (403)
Friday July 22, 2016, 9:16 am
Questa gente, stà pagando per gli errori commessi in passato, da una cattiva politica del governo, veramente molto triste! C'è oltretutto il pericolo di default!
Grazie Cal.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday July 22, 2016, 6:06 pm
You are very correct MB. This is also a Country that was thrown out that people claim Bernie Sanders wanted which wasn't true, he is a Democratic Socialist as in Sweden and Norway, this is not the same as this Country.
 

Animae C (507)
Friday July 22, 2016, 6:07 pm
HEARTBREAKING dammit!!!!!
 

Walter F (129)
Friday July 22, 2016, 6:24 pm
Maduro should go .It's not the system its the man and his puppets running it. Venezuela should be a showpiece of democratic democracy..It's far from it .It's leaders have been miserable failures..
 

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Friday July 22, 2016, 8:53 pm
It is the plague of Bolivarism a socialist with communist roots of the more creeping, preached by the late - least one more dangerous in the continental context - Hugo Chavez, spread by Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela in the hands of a novice stooge of Chavez, Nicolàs Maduro, a clown whose insecurity led him to commit atrocities and launch Venezuela in the bottom of a well where it will be difficult to leave. A dictator who started out as a good guy and managed to destroy the country and let the people in absolute poverty. What to do with a country with 400% annual inflation? And it was the dream of abject Lula da Silva and his also stooge Dilma Roussef following the trail of the "precepts" bolivaristas as if there were.
 

Calliope Muse (7)
Friday July 22, 2016, 11:17 pm
The truth is that is that is only has been like 8 months since I've been back to Hellas..(was living abroad)
And that due toe a family emergency....you know...."one of those'....like family issues....
But people...I am freaking worry....we are next.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 3:10 am
TY Cal.
 

Marija Mohoric (25)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 5:09 am
How very sad. And not fair. Poor children. Tks Cal
 

Danuta W (1251)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 5:14 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 6:52 am
Noted with empathy and great sadness. Thanks Cal.
 

Freya H (345)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 7:47 am
This is truly sickening. However, let us examine as many facts and figures, as well as hear from people who are in the midst of it, before we start pointing blame-fingers.
 

Lucia A (16)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 7:57 am
Noted, thank you for sharing. It's a sad situation.
 

Mandi T (366)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 12:26 pm
Noted. so very sad.
 

Janet B (0)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 12:27 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 12:34 pm
I agree...Heartbreaking. Thanks Cal
 

Wendi M (9)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 12:36 pm
So disheartening TYFS
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 12:55 pm
This is just heartbreaking. MB says it all. Thanks.
 

margaret cochran (41)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 2:55 pm
noted
 

Yvonne White (229)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 5:45 pm
Hugo Chavez was a great man, who helped the poor - both in Venezuela & America (by selling us oil at cost, while all of OPEC & American companies were price gouging!) ! I was afraid the people would be at risk now that he is dead & America has only hurt every country south of the border..:(
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 7:42 pm
Sad to see. But, when one has All their eggs in one basket and that basket is a dying energy source, this happens. Too bad they did not see the green energy future coming and then had diversified.
 

Patricia N (9)
Saturday July 23, 2016, 10:40 pm
Cannot understand why countries cannot learn from Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Feel so bad for these poor people in Venezuela.
 

Doris F (19)
Sunday July 24, 2016, 4:27 am
very sad, makes me sick, tyfs Cal
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 24, 2016, 3:45 pm
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 24, 2016, 7:33 pm

More misery and suffering........
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 24, 2016, 10:20 pm
M.B.'s comment was perfect for what is going on in our world. Thanks Cal
 

addy J (1)
Monday July 25, 2016, 6:30 am
terrible state of affairs, makes me feel appreciative of my life and pity for the Venezuelan folk
 

Janet B (0)
Monday July 25, 2016, 12:25 pm
Thanks
 

Vlasta M (7)
Monday July 25, 2016, 1:11 pm
These are the fruits of socialism/communism and utopia created by Hugo Chavez. Brazil is broke too after 2 communist administration. Bernie Sanders supporters, are you listening?
 

Lenore K (0)
Monday July 25, 2016, 6:01 pm
poor poeople, i love you, i pray God will feed you and give you all the things you need in Jesus name amen
 

Leo C (312)
Tuesday July 26, 2016, 6:47 am
thank you for the info!
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday July 26, 2016, 12:41 pm
Thanks
 
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