WEB Notes: I realize things are bad in Venezuela, but how much of this is exaggerated? We know the current global structure would love to absorb Venezuela, that is no secret. The people in the photos do not appear to be starving to me. Further, the article mentions, ‘the people woke up hungry because they did not have money to buy food’. Either that is poor writing or someone is trying to pull the wool over our eyes. I wake up hungry because it is breakfast time. Maybe I am the only critter that happens too.
Venezuelans reported losing on average 11 kilograms (24 lbs) in body weight last year and almost 90 percent now live in poverty, according to a new university study on the impact of a devastating economic crisis and food shortages.
The annual survey, published on Wednesday by three universities, is one of the most closely-followed assessments of Venezuelans’ well being amid a government information vacuum and shows a steady rise in poverty and hunger in recent years.
Over 60 percent of Venezuelans surveyed said that during the previous three months they had woken up hungry because they did not have enough money to buy food. About a quarter of the population was eating two or less meals a day, the study showed.