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.

Reuters released this visually compelling piece yesterday to show the world the exact image of food shortages in Venezuela.

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.

Take a good look.

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Carlos is a Law and Liberal Arts student at Universidad Metropolitana, and a teacher of Philosophy, Entrepreneurship, and Public Speaking at Instituto Cumbres de Caracas. MetroMUNer (@MetroMUN) and VOXista (@voxistas). But really, he's just an overcompensating, failed singer-songwriter.