Millions of Venezuelans continued their desperate struggle against starvation and malnourishment this week; with countless citizens scavenging amongst vultures and other wild animals to obtain Brazil’s excess trash.
“Surrounded by vultures perched on trees awaiting their turn, Venezuelan migrants scrape out a living scavenging for metal, plastic, cardboard and food in a Brazilian border town’s rubbish dump,” reports Reuters.
“I left because I was dying of hunger. We are trying to get ahead looking through this rubbish. Every night I pray to God to take me out of here,” said a 23-year-old woman from Caracas.
“We are looking for copper and cans, and hopefully something valuable, even food,” said one pregnant woman. “My goal is to get out of here. Nobody wants to spend their life going through garbage.”
Read the full report at Reuters.
BEIJING LIFELINE: Chinese ‘Medical Ship’ Arrives at Venezuela Port for Eight Day Visit
A Chinese medical ship, commonly known as the ‘Peace Ark,’ arrived at the Venezuelan port city of La Guaira over the weekend; delivering much-needed supplies to the once oil-rich nation.
According to Reuters, Venezuelan socialist President Nicolas Maduro requested the delivery during a recent trip to Beijing where he met with high-ranking officials with the hopes of securing aid, international funds, and military support for collapsing economy.
“China has been a major backer of Venezuela over the years, with more than a decade of oil-for-loan agreements that helped China secure energy supplies for its fast-growing economy while bolstering an anti-U.S. ally in Latin America,” writes Reuters.
Maduro came under fire last week from Venezuelans and the international community after video of the socialist president surfaced on the internet; sparking outrage as he dined on $100 steaks and smoked lavish cigars.
Read the full report here.
DEMS IMPLODING: Bloomberg Compares Warren’s Policies to VENEZUELA, Says Harris Would 'Bankrupt Us'
Former New York City Mayor and likely 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg unloaded on members of his own party this week; equating Sen. Warren’s tax plan with Venezuela and saying the US can’t “afford” Sen. Harris’ healthcare proposal.
“If you want to look at a system that’s non-capitalistic, just take a look at what was perhaps the wealthiest country in the world, and today, people are starving to death — it’s called Venezuela,” said Bloomberg -referencing Warren’s proposed tax hikes.
Bloomberg on Warren's proposed wealth tax: "If you want to look at a system that’s non-capitalistic, just take a look at what was perhaps the wealthiest country in the world, and today, people are starving to death — it’s called Venezuela." pic.twitter.com/GlG8tNcvWv
— David Wright (@DavidWright_7) January 29, 2019
“I think you could never afford that. I think you can have Medicare for all for people that are uncovered… to replace the entire private system where companies provide health care for their employees would bankrupt us for a very long time,” he added.