VENEZUELA: No food, just looting: The Hot Start to 2018

On the streets of Caracas, you hear it again and again: “this is gonna blow.”

Del dicho al hecho, un solo trecho, [ From the saying to the fact, only one stretch, ] since shortages and the high prices of food on these first 6 days of 2018 have done some damage to worker’s pockets and caused rioting and saqueos [ looting ] in several regions of the country.

Events that, if it weren’t for social media and coverage from independent media outlets, would be completely ignored or dismissed.

The topic is not discussed in mainstream or official media nor in Maduro´s government cabinet.

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