The humanitarian and political crisis engulfing Venezuela continued this week, with major metropolitan areas rapidly running out of drinking water, fuel, and food as the nation struggles to cope with a crumbling economy.
According to Yahoo News, Venezuelan city San Juan de los Morros is facing daily power outages, receives water deliveries just once a month, and sees banks with no currency and no end in sight.
“They send (running) water once a month. The rest of the time we have to buy it,” said one resident. “There have been times where we’ve had no electricity for 24 hours.”
Venezuela -once one of the world’s leading exporter of oil products- has been embroiled in political turmoil for over a year as citizens are forced to scavenge for food and medicine.
Economists at the International Monetary Fund predict inflation could reach as high as 1,000,000% in the coming months.
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SOCIALIST PARADISE: Venezuela Ranked World’s Most Dangerous Country
A new report released this week found Venezuelan citizens viewed their country as the “most dangerous place on the planet,” with residents fearing violence, theft, and food shortages as the socialist nation continues to spiral out of control.
According to the Miami Herald, a new survey from the 2018 Global Law and Order Index found that Venezuelans largely felt unsafe on public streets, had little confidence in local or federal law enforcement, and had been assaulted at a stunning rate.
The Gallup report also gave Venezuela a “law and order” score or 44, ranking last among every other nation on the planet.
“While Afghans were more likely than Venezuelans to have been the victims of theft, Venezuelans were less likely to have confidence in their local police and were more likely to have been assaulted,” said the survey.
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SOCIALISM SMACKDOWN: Meghan McCain EDUCATES ‘The View’ on 'REAL SOCIALISM'
Meghan McCain unloaded on her fellow co-hosts during a fiery exchange on ‘The View’ Thursday, slamming ‘democratic socialism’ and demanding NY candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez name “one country” where the failed policies have ever worked.
McCain attempted to educate comedian Joy Behar on the dangers of socialism, citing Venezuela as the latest example of the true effects socialist principles have on a once-healthy economy.
“This makes my head explode, which, by the way, I hope Democrats do run a Democratic Socialist because I think you’ll fail spectacularly and then I’ll look forward to election night when I finally get to tell everyone ‘I told you so’ if you end up running a radical,” McCain said.
“The problem with socialism, in the words of Margaret Thatcher: ‘At a certain point you run out of spending other people’s money.’ Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s — now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death,” she added. “Ninety percent of the country is living in poverty. This is what I need from her. Name one country where socialism has ever worked.”