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    In Venezuela's "food apartheid," if you don't support the regime you starve

    This just angers me!!

    https://mic.com/articles/158075/vene...ing#.GbEnseS7H

    The current "food apartheid" in Venezuela means that if you don't support the president, you won't be getting any help from the government. Food is in short supply in Venezuela, where falling oil prices and inflation have caused an unstable state.

    But reports from the country, which has a population of over 30 million, reveal that the government is selectively handing out subsidized food.

    Since April 2016, a system called "CLAPs" (Local Committees of Supply and Production) has been going to homes in Venezuela's poorest neighborhoods peddling subsidized groceries, the Washington Post reported.

    "I was told very clearly and straight to my face: We won't sell you the bag of food, this benefit is reserved only for chavistas," Carmen Villegas, a resident of Caita, a struggling neighborhood, told the Washington Post. "Chavistas" are people who support former president Hugo Chavez' socialist policies that are being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro. The socialist-affiliated organizations managing the CLAPs program are community groups that don't have much oversight and can do what they want, journalist Edgar Lopez told the Washington Post.
    I shall quench my thirst with the blood of my enemies!


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    Things are so desperate there. I would certainly lie if I had to.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FuzzySlippers Click here to enlarge
    Things are so desperate there. I would certainly lie if I had to.
    Same here but still.
    I shall quench my thirst with the blood of my enemies!


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