Venezuela's Food Crisis among the worst in Latin America

This week, Bloomberg, The New Yorker and El Nacional all reported on the escalating food crisis in Venezuela.

“Now, food shortages have become so dire that residents of downtown Caracas wake up to find their trash bags ransacked for food. About 40 percent of families in four of the most populous states have resorted to begging or visiting garbage bins for meals, according to a September survey by the Catholic charity Caritas. About 70 percent of children in those states reported some level of malnutrition.” (source)

To read more in Spanish, check out this article from El Nacional

To read more in English, check out these articles from The New Yorker, “Nicolas Maduros Accelerating Revolution” and Bloomberg. For an excellent English-language overview of more issues and news articles regarding Venezuela, we recommend the blog Latin America Daily Briefing.