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Venezuela: 75% of population lost 19 pounds amid crisis (Yay Socialism!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 21:04
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Sorry, hunger is not funny. But have you noticed that it is in socialist countries that famine seems most likely to break out? Soviet era Ukraine. Mao’s China. (43 million people died in Mao’s famine.) Ethiopia. North Korea. Venezuela. (Though thank God, “famine” is probably not the most accurate word for what is happening in Venezuela, yet.) This is because governments can not allocate resources effectively. Even simple things like food markets will fail if regulated from on high enough.

Of course sometimes governments also use food (or lack of food) as a weapon. (As in Ukraine and China.)

(From UPI)

Venezuela is facing a political and economic crisis in which basic goods such as food and medicine are in short supply, unavailable or unaffordable. The United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean predicts Venezuela’s gross domestic product will decrease 4 percent in 2017, while the International Monetary Fund estimates inflation will increase 1,600 percent.

Martiza Landaeta, a doctor specialized in nutritional food planning who is the coordinator of research and teaching at Fundación Bengoa, said the government of President Nicolas Maduro needs to urgently address the “intensive” food crisis in Venezuela, RunRunes journalist Lorena Meléndez reported.

“Our children, adolescents, mothers and elderly are dying,” Landaeta said.

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