Venezuela Crisis Deepens

Posted on January 22, 2018 • Filed under: Conflicts, Venezuela

Venezuelans ‘loot or die of hunger’ as crisis deepens Jan 22, 2018
Low oil output, spiralling inflation and police indifference has fuelled violence

Looting by hungry mobs has led shop owners in Venezuela to take up arms and shutter shops as the country’s economic and political turmoil deepens.


“We either loot or we die of hunger,” Maryoli Corniele, a resident of the western city of Maracaibo, told local newspaper Diario la Verdad, according to The Guardian.

The Venezuelan Observatory for Social Conflict, a Caracas-based rights group, claims that in the first 11 days of January, there were at least 107 episodes of looting and several deaths in 19 of Venezuela’s 23 states. Read Article

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