Study: Over 90% of Venezuelan Households Struggle to Find Food

Study: Over 90% of Venezuelan Households Struggle to Find Food


A Venezuelan human rights non-governmental organization found in a national poll that over 90 percent of people living in the country were food insecure, the office of President Juan Guaidó noted Sunday.

Guaidó — who remains largely powerless despite his status as the constitutional head of state of the country — has repeatedly condemned the regime of socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro for starving the Venezuelan people since the former was sworn in as president in early 2019, when Maduro’s last legitimate term as president ended. Socialist mismanagement of the economy and extreme corruption on the part of Maduro’s top henchmen have devastated what was once Latin America’s richest nation, leaving many relying on eating garbage to survive or surviving on barely one meal a day since at least 2016. A study published that year found 15 percent of Venezuelans depended on consuming food scraps found in piles of garbage to survive.

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