BFD: Much has been written about the endemic food shortages in Venezuela. It seems to be almost a goal for these Socialist Utopia to ensure there is no food for their people. If people are starving, of course, they are far easier to control.
But with starvation comes desperation, and with desperation, comes tragedy.
Pluralist reports the plight of eleven young people who have been burned to death while foraging for food.
It seems that the teenagers have figured out that when local farmers burn off their cane crops to clear the land after harvest, rabbits that had been living in those fields will run to escape the flames and the kids can chase and catch them, providing much-needed food for their families.
There is some suggestion that the fires may have been started deliberately by foragers in an attempt to find food this way. read more