Good ol’ socialism starving the population

Socialism works so well…just ask Venezuelans:

A shocking video lays bare the severe food crisis confronting Venezuela.

Food shortages in the South American country has meant people have resorted to desperate attempts to source their next meal.

In disturbing footage, a huge crowd of people can be seen stopping a lorry on the motorway to snatch live chickens from their crates inside.

Traffic comes to a standstill as dozens of hungry people sprint over to the truck to grab the birds out of their containers.

The incident has been held up as yet another example of the country’s economic crisis, where looting has become commonplace.

It happened in the northern city of Tocuyito, T13 reported.

There have been calls for President Nicolas Maduro, a socialist, to step down because of the shortages.

He will just blame the damn Yanquis!

Earlier this month he was chased through the streets of Caracas after hoards of angry protesters banging pots and pans shouted ‘we are hungry, we are hungry.’

The opposition governor of Venezuela’s second-largest state, Henrique Capriles, declared an food emergency last month, blaming the socialists’ ‘misguided’ policies.

‘We are declaring a food emergency in our state,’ said Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, who is leading a campaign to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office in a recall referendum.

Capriles and his center-right opposition coalition, the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), blame the leftist president for an economic crisis that is causing severe shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela.

Oil-rich Venezuela has veered into crisis as crude prices have collapsed since mid-2014, threatening Maduro and 17 years of socialist rule.

Maduro blames the shortages on an ‘economic war’ by the business sector, which he accuses of withholding supplies to undermine his government.

I’d say that Manduro is going to end up like Mussolini.


– Daily Mail

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.