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Communism starves

Communism not only kills indiscriminately and proficiently, it also starves the people. Case in point, the nation of Venezuela, which has been raped and plundered by the dictatorship of Hugo Chavez under the guidance of the Cuban regime. In spite of being profusely rich in petroleum reserves and production, it cannot provide the most basic food for the people.

Via CNBC:

Got Sugar? Venezuela Faces Shortages of Staple Foods

While President Hugo Chavez convalesces in Cuba following his fourth cancer operation, Venezuelans face a struggle of a different kind in the midst of shortages of basic food products.

Consumers are having to scour markets for staples such as sugar, milk, chicken, and harina pan, a corn flour used to make arepas – corncakes that predominate the Venezuelan diet.

"We're replacing one product with another," says Rosa Garcia, a real estate agent who was on a three-day hunt for meat across various Caracas neighborhoods. "First there was no beef, now no chicken. Last night I made eggs for my family's dinner."

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