One of the constant criticism I’ve encountered as to why Venezuela’s shortage crisis doesn’t seem to elicit the reaction it should, is that not everybody really sees and feels the crisis. Point taken, so take a good look.
We all know the story of the endless lines, the bachaqueros, and the impossibility to get more than a couple of products. But what this piece does is actually show what Venezuelan families have in their cupboards. That is to say, ALL that some Venezuelan families have in their cupboards.
With the minimum wage being a fraction of what it takes to feed a family, and endless controls and regulations strangling productivity, this is the image of La Revolución.
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