“We’re Hungry And Tired” – Protesters In Venezuela March Toward Presidential Palace Demanding Food

20160603_venezuelasupermarket_0Last month we showed just how severe the collapse in Venezuela had become, as starving Venezuelans took to looting supermarkets and other food dispensaries in search of whatever food could be found.

Despite having the world’s biggest oil reserves, Venezuelans are suffering from severe shortages of food and electricity, on top of inflation that makes it difficult to buy anything to begin with. Angry citizens have had enough, and again took to the streets yesterday to march on the presidential palace, ChantingNo more talk. We want food!“.  Once protesters were within about a half dozen blocks of the palace, police in riot gear blocked the road and began firing tear gas.  Continue reading…

Venezuela State Of Emergency: Country’s President Accuses U.S. Of Plotting To Topple Regime

Venezuela Tense As Unrest Over President Maduro's Government ContinuesPresident Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency in Venezuela on Friday, May 13. According to Maduro, the state of emergency, which was decreed to last for 60 days, was issued because of plots against Venezuela from within Venezuela and from the United States to “subvert him.” He didn’t specify details pertaining to the plots.

Opposition forces within Venezuela publicly criticized the measure, reports Reuters, calling it the action of a “desperate president.” Observers say that the Venezuela state of emergency is proof that the country’s president it panicking amid calls for a recall referendum.  Source