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Starving Venezuelans resort to eating garbage, selling human organs

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For whatever odd reason, the Hollywood elite along with their allies in various governmental positions and the Establishment Media have gone quite silent when it comes the state of affairs down Venezuela way.

Cheerleaders for the iron-fisted Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro range from the most rotund (and rich) poor man ever, Michael Moore; to Britain’s version of Bernie Sanders, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

And how could we forget the man whose films are about as uplifting as an outbreak of dysentery, Sean Penn.

As Breitbart.com noted last year;

After Chávez’s death in 2013, Penn said that the “United States lost a friend it never knew it had” while “poor people around the world lost a champion.”

“Venezuela and its revolution will endure under the proven leadership of vice president Nicolas Maduro,” he continued.



Speaking of the current El Presidente, Breitbart’s Ben Kew has an up-to-date report regarding the true nightmare the Socialist Worker’s Paradise has become;

Venezuelans are increasingly buying and selling items of garbage as a means of survival as the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis continues to deepen.

A 2016 poll found that over 15 percent of Venezuelans were eating garbage as a regular part of their diet, while over half of people go to bed hungry at night. That figure has almost certainly increased as the country’s catastrophic economic situation keeps worsening.

Yonely Martínez lives in a makeshift house kept together sheets of zinc and pieces of wood. A former Chávez supporter who voted for Nicolás Maduro, she tells Luján that she feels betrayed after being promised that the government would help lift her out of poverty.

“We make only one meal a day, we drink water to cheat the stomach,” she said. “I feel a great helplessness when children ask me for food and I do not know what to do.”

A 2016 poll found that over 15 percent of Venezuelans were eating garbage as a regular part of their diet, while over half of people go to bed hungry at night. That figure has almost certainly increased as the country’s catastrophic economic situation keeps worsening.

Other extraordinary measures people have used to raise money include women trading their hair, young girls turning to prostitution, and selling human body parts. There have also been cases of people eating wild dogs, butchering zoo animals, while the ruling socialist regime has suggested turning to rabbit farming as a solution.

In a rather shocking video that has been recently circulating the internet, starving Venezuelans are seen beating a cow to death with rocks and sticks  (click here).

As noted by the video’s publisher;

Disturbing footage of starving villagers stoning cow to death in Venezuela.

Starving mob beat cattle to death with rocks in desperate search for food and four people are killed during looting in Venezuela as country’s economic collapse continues.

Dozens of men shout “we are hungry” and “people are suffering” as they beat the cow.

Socialist Venezuela raises minimum wage to $2 a month

Seen at the Simón Bolívar international Airport - "Welcome to Venezuela. Notice: We have electricity, no toilet paper, no eggs, no president, not a fucking thing."
Seen at the Simón Bolívar international Airport – “Welcome to Venezuela. Notice: We have no lights, no toilet paper, no eggs, no president, not a single fucking thing.”

How great is socialism? So great, that the minimum wage in the Workers Paradise of Venezuela was nearly doubled, but the same worker is now only pulling in a measly one and one-fourth penny (00.0125¢) per hour.

That’s right… the nation defended by a spectrum ranging from the airheaded to the completely useless (Sean Penn, Jamie Foxx, Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Michael Moore, Jeremy Corbin, Bernie Sanders, Danny Glover, etc.) is now paying those in the government controlled workforce a whopping Bs. F 797,510 (bolívares fuertes), worth roughly $2.02 a month according to the Spanish language currency converter website DolarToday.com.

Despite both Left and Right leaning news services agreeing on the specific amount of money going to the Venezuelan people, both liberals and conservatives agree that things in the South American nation pretty much suck.

As reported by Reuters;

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a 40 percent increase to the minimum wage as of January, a move that will foment what many economists already consider hyperinflation in the oil-rich but crisis-stricken nation.

In his televised year-end address, leftist Maduro said the new wage level would protect workers against what he calls Washington’s “economic war” to sabotage socialism.

“Good news!” said the former bus driver and union leader, speaking next to a Venezuelan flag in a midday address.

Venezuelans will now earn some 797,510 bolivars a month, factoring in food tickets, or just over $7 on the widely used black market index. Millions will still be unable to afford three meals a day, while the increase is likely to stoke inflation further. Prices went up 1,369 percent between January and November, according to figures released earlier this month by the opposition-led Congress, which estimated the 2017 rate would top 2,000 percent. The Venezuelan government no longer publishes inflation data on a regular basis.

"We die of hunger because of total dictatorship."
“We die of hunger because of total dictatorship.”



On the flip-side, Breitbart.com notes;

Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro has raised his country’s minimum wage by a further 40 percent, meaning public sector employees will now earn around two dollars a month in his seventh and final major hike of 2017.

“We have good news regarding the protection and stability of all the workers,” said Maduro in a televised address. “I am announcing the rise of the national minimum wage by 40 percent for all our doctors and public sector workers.”

The move means that working Venezuelans will now receive a basic salary of 248,510 bolivares, equivalent to $2.02 a month. On top of that, they are also handed an increased food ticket worth 549,000 bolivares worth $4.46, meaning their total income amounts to around $6.48.

As part of his socialist “Bolivarian revolution,” Maduro’s late predecessor Hugo Chávez would boast of Venezuela having the highest minimum wage in Latin America, equivalent to $372 a month.

However, inflation began to soar as early as 2007 and accelerated further after oil prices crashed in 2012. In recent years, Venezuelans have been seen carrying thousands of banknotes to buy the simplest of products, in scenes similar to Germany’s Weimar Republic or Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation crisis.

The government has responded by introducing higher denomination bank notes, although even the maximum note of 100,000 bolivares is still worth under one dollar.

Since the below video was first posted to Youtube in November 2017, to 100,000 bolivar note was worth $2.42. It has since shrunk in value to roughly 78¢.

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Venezuela’s socialist government rewards soldiers with toilet paper

CTDUkOjWUAAhxPsWhen toilet paper is the coin of the realm…

I can’t seem to keep it straight. Is it Venezuelan money that’s essentially toilet paper, or is it toilet paper that’s essentially Venezuelan money?

Of course, as the old saying goes, “When alVenezuela rewards troops with toilet paper http://conservativefiringline.com/venezuela-government-rewards-soldiers-toilet-paper/ l else fails, recognize the obvious.” Continue reading Venezuela’s socialist government rewards soldiers with toilet paper

The (Socialist) shape of things to come; Venezuelan preview of Hillary’s America

Socialist utopia. (Pinterest)
Socialist utopia. (Pinterest)

The Democrats use phrases such as “redistribution” and “sharing of resources” as well as the rich paying their “fair share.” Regardless of whatever Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren call it… it’s still socialism.  Continue reading The (Socialist) shape of things to come; Venezuelan preview of Hillary’s America