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The Post, trying as hard as they can, to avoid connecting the dots…

But many of the welfare programs started by Chavez have dried up, and the nearest store has little more than two-liter bottles of Pepsi and packs of Pall Mall cigarettes. Under Chavez, the government established a network of government-run supermarkets that sold basic foods at subsidized prices. But inflation has put even these bargains out of reach for many people. A single kilogram of yucca — about two pounds — now costs about one-third of the weekly minimum wage.

Sira’s neighbors hunt for deer and armadillos for subsistence and barter their meager catch. She lives off what she can grow — yams, tomatoes, corn — or what she can forage. Once a cacao-producing region, the area has been devastated by drought.

“I’m a Chavista and damn it, this situation is hard,” she said. “That is why the revolution is being killed. Because we are hungry.”

You might want to check again for the reasons behind your hunger…

Source: Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle – The Washington Post

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