With the economic collapse in Venezuela showing no signs of improvement, conditions in Caracus have reached devastating proportions. A new video released by Fox Business News shows Venezuelan citizens looting their city and foraging for food in garbage pails.
As more and more Venezuelans like Jose Figueroa, 50, feel the impact of the economy’s rapid demise, it is most of all resulting in a wide-spread, outbreak of hunger. The food shortage in Venezuela is reaping havoc on citizens and is causing them to resort to desperate measures to feed themselves and their families.
This shocking video circulating on Open Corporates shows people digging through heaps of garbage in hopes to find their next meal. Additionally, some sources claim that Venezuelans are eating dog food to survive. Besides garbage diggers, the city’s capital is also experiencing enormous issues with people looting food trucks. Although the U.S. National Guard troops have been called in to control these problems, they do not appear to be helping the situation.
Just last week it was announced that the Coca-Cola company would stop production of their sodas that contain sugar, because there is not enough sugar to make them. And now, this harrowing video only further proves that something has to be done soon to help Venezuelans to heal their deteriorating economy before starving citizens perish from hunger.