The sheer absurdity of having your primary needs determined by government fiat only really hits home when you get down to the details. For instance, chavismo has decided that you need whale spooge more than you need a good stiff scotch. Really.
(The mystery clears up somewhat when you learn that Whale Sperm is used in the production of candles…first necessities indeed…)Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.