Widespread looting in Venezuela: ‘A carton of eggs costs €87!’

Dozens of shops have been ransacked this year in Venezuela as the country wrestles with a crippling shortage of basic goods. A man was even killed at the end of July when looting spiralled out of control in the north-eastern city of Ciudad Guyana. Our Observers say the violent turn of events testify to the population’s growing anger.

For two years, Venezuela’s shortage of basic necessities has been getting steadily worse. Sugar, flour, milk, oil, toilet paper, nappies, medicine and soap are among the products lacking on supermarket shelves. The scarcity has gotten even more severe in the last few months, forcing people to queue for hours in front of supermarkets and pharmacies.

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  • DMB

    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Anyone here up for smuggling black market eggs to Venezuela?
    I can buy them all day for $2.75 (that’s 3.61 Canadian Dollars) a dozen (that’s twelve to you metric system obsessed foreigners).
    Turning that into almost a hundred dollars U.S. sounds like a good idea, as long as we don’t get caught and sent to a Venezuelan jail for black market egg dealing.

  • Shebel

    Is the oil revenue not going to the People ?

  • Doo Da Daze
  • Linda1000

    There are several cities in Venezuela that are the most dangerous in the world to live or visit. Ciudad Guyana is #20 and Caracas is #3 out of a list of 50 in 2013. Mexico trumps the world with most dangerous cities and Acapulco is #3. The #1 honour goes to San Pedro Sula in the Honduras.
    Scroll through this list as there are some surprising locations in the U.S. I don’t think ME cities were included but Kabul and Sana, Yemen were on other lists. The rankings vary by year but not by much.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-violent-cities-in-the-world-2013-11?op=1
    Does anyone have a link to a good article on the economy of Venezuela or why the country is tanking so badly. I will try searching.

    • Doo Da Daze

      Try this for now.There are more I’ll look..http://daniel-venezuela.blogspot.ca/

      • Linda1000

        Thanks.

      • Linda1000

        Thanks for the links. Good grief, this could be Alberta in four years. 🙂

        • BillyHW

          That’s the plan.

          • Linda1000

            I see you’re a boob man now.:)
            Ft. Mac didn’t drink the orange kool-aid but what happened in Bedmonton (your stomping grounds I think) and environs south, east, west. Bloody hell they even have naked yoga classes filled with “guys” in Bedmonton now.

    • Doo Da Daze
    • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

      You should search for Surrey BC or Winnepeg first.

    • mobuyus

      They had the same GDP as Canada in the 1970’s with a comparable population.

  • Alain

    Yes, but just think how their “carbon footprint” has been reduced to almost zero. This will be good news for the NDP, the Liberals (especially the Ontario Liberals) and dizzy Lizzy.

    • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

      What about the fraudsters Cons?

      • Bataviawillem

        There fine, or did you suffer any egg shortage lately.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    It all depends the actions who manage their countries finances,Cuba was under 56 years of sanctions and it survive that crisis.

    • Minicapt

      Survive? There certainly have, and in such splendid condition. There’s no wonder why the Wynne-r of Ontario desires to match that success.

      Cheers

    • Bataviawillem

      Did the Cuban people enjoy it?

  • BillyHW

    Who could have thought that price controls would lead to shortages of those goods? If only there was someone who could have predicted this.

  • Cat-astrophe

    I suppose your watching this Linda McQuaig?

    • mobuyus

      Please, that name upsets my stomach.

  • Bataviawillem

    My best guess is they run out of O.P.M.