By Matt Vespa
Remember the rolling blackouts, the shortages of common supplies, like toilet paper, the eating of zoo animals (and domestic animals) because people were starving, the looting, and the spikes in crime? Yeah, that’s all coming from the socialist utopia of Venezuela. The medical system has also totally collapsed, with hospitals not having basic items like gloves or soap. One doctor described the situation as “something out of the 19th century.” Then, there’s the footage of Venezuelans eating out of garbage cans because of the food shortage. On average, people have lost 19 pounds due to food shortages. It’s a total disaster. Now, the military has been caught eating from the garbage (via PanAm Post):
In Venezuela, it’s now common to see people rummaging through the garbage to look for food. However, a new video reveals just how extreme the crisis is, as low-ranking soldiers were also caught on camera looking through trash bags for food.
The video outraged thousands of Venezuelans, saying that those who watch over the country’s safety are supposed to be well fed in the barracks.
Venezuelans that earn a minimum wage and own a home as well as the homeless, elderly and indigenous of the country still do not have enough income to cover basic needs. Now, some military rans can be added to that list.