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We are like a bomb': food riots show Venezuela crisis has gone beyond politics

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The rumour was there would be chicken.

Word had spread that a delivery of poultry meat was due at the Central Madeirense supermarket, and long before dawn a queue of shoppers was snaking around the block.

Kattya Alonzo was one of them. The 48-year-old mother of three was already planning to make the traditional chicken and rice dish arroz con pollo – if she could also find some rice.

“I haven’t been able to buy chicken in more than a month, so I was there early at about 4am,” she said.

At about 6.30, two trucks finally drew up outside the store, but before the drivers could start to unload, national guardsmen told them to drive on.

Venezuelans on the food and economic crisis blighting their daily lives

Venezuela is rich in oil, but dogged by chronic shortages of basic goods and essential medicines, electricity and water rationing, spiraling inflation and rampant crime.

Perhaps it was not surprising that the mood outside the supermarket quickly turned ugly: frustration turned to despair, anger to violence. Before long, the incident on Tuesday had escalated.

Mobs tried to loot several bakeries and delis and another food delivery truck.

The unrest soon spread throughout this city of 200,000 just outside the capital, Caracas. Protesters shouted “We want food” as they blocked intersections with burning tyres and clashed with security forces. 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/venezuela-breaking-point-food-shortages-protests-maduro

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We need to pay attention to this kind of thing, it's the only way to really see what happens on the ground in an economic collapse. 

Thank the socialist governments for this crap, we have a socialist government here. It's only a matter of time and if Clingon gets in, we're well and truly finished... then it's going to get crazy. 

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Coca-Cola forced to halt production in Venezuela over sugar shortage

Coca-Cola is halting production of its namesake soft drink in Venezuela for the foreseeable future due to a shortage of sugar.

The US company says it is being forced to take the action because it has run out of the raw material.

Venezuela's economy is teetering on the edge of collapse with widespread food shortages and inflation forecast to surpass 700%.

Last month, Venezuela's largest food and drinks company, Empresas Polar, stopped production of beer because it was unable to obtain enough imported barley.

Coca-Cola said sugar-free drinks would be unaffected.

The move comes after a week of violent clashes between security forces and supporters of the opposition to President Nicolas Maduro.

Last week Mr Maduro imposed a 60-day state of emergency giving extra powers to police and soldiers.

But analysts say that for many Venezuelans, the state of emergency is irrelevant as their daily life now involves spending hours waiting to buy scarce food and basic goods.

The situation in the country has got progressively worse. Last year the US designated Venezuela a danger to its national security.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/05/21/coca-cola-forced-to-halt-production-in-venezuela-over-sugar-shortage/

 Here's the prime opportunity to have the CIA to assist with the coming coup and the installation of a new puppet government.  The last thing I'd be worried about is a coca cola but other places are closing down as well, that provide real food. 

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