The situation in Venezuela is reaching all out chaos, as crippling socialist policies have resulted in a devastating power and food shortage, as well as looming political instability.
The point was reached long ago where people were forced to wait in long lines for basic rations that may not even be there, or turn to the black market.
At this moment, hunger and scarcity have seemingly reached a tipping point that is driving folks to poach stray animals and even pets for food.
As outlined by the PanAm Post:
Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of Chacao in Caracas, stated the streets of the capital of Venezuela are packed with folks killing animals for food.
Through Twitter, Muchacho noted that in Venezuela, it is a “painful reality” that people “hunt cats, dogs and pigeons” to ease their hunger. Folks are also apparently gathering vegetables from the ground and trash to eat too.
The problems in Venezuela is worsening everyday due in part to shortages reaching 70 percent […] six Venezuelan military officials were arrested for stealing goats to ease their hunger, as there was no food at the Fort Manaure military base.
As pure desperation sets in, crime also becomes inescapable.
A man charged with mugging folks in the streets of Caracas was encircled by a mob of onlookers, beaten and set on fire, reported by the Daily Mail, who published a pixeled-out but still graphic video of the man burning:
An supposed thief suffered the most brutal mob justice in Caracas, Venezuela, when he was beaten up and burned alive in the street.
Roberto Fuentes Bernal, 42, was apparently captured attempting to mug passersby in the Venezuelan capital, and before law enforcement arrived at the scene, the crowd took the law into their own hands.
Local media accounts that Bernal was taken to a nearby hospital and is receiving treatment for burns covering 70 per cent of his body.
One witness stated Bernal had been captured attempting to rob a man as he left a nearby bank, while another version of the tale has Bernal arguing with his wife in the street.
Here’s the video (Warning: Graphic):
There are factions competing to oust Maduro, but clues that he may hang on and force his population to withstand more of this socialist nightmare.
Let us pray that these activities do not come home to the streets of America, and prepare to prevent them in case they do.
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