"Venezuela is out of food.
After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the
socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and
the opposition government has declared a “nutritional emergency.” This
is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered country’s slow, painful economic collapse.
Many people expect an economic collapse to be shocking, instant, and
dramatic, but really, it’s far more gradual than that. It looks like
empty shelves, long lines, desperate government officials trying to
cover their tushes, and hungry people. For the past two years, I’ve been
following the situation in Venezuela as each shocking event has
unfolded. Americans who feel that our country would be better served by a
socialist government would be wise to take note of this timeline of the
collapse. . . . And now, the announcement of the “nutritional emergency” makes it
official. Venezuela is out of food, and it’s only a matter of time
before Venezuelans are quite literally starving due to a long series of
terrible decisions by their leaders."