Hunger sparked by food shortages and hyperinflation are overwhelming hungry Venezuelans | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Hunger sparked by food shortages and hyperinflation are overwhelming hungry Venezuelans

Every Wednesday, Joselyn Morales and her three sons join hundreds of other Venezuelans in lines at the Padre Claret church in Maracaibo, a city in northwestern Venezuela, for meals served by volunteers.

“We eat what people give us. My husband works as a watchman, but his salary is not enough to buy food. We have gone up to two days without eating,” said Morales, accompanied by her sons – 8, 4, and 1 years old – as she waited on the slow-moving line.

Morales is just one of many Venezuelans who are hungry due to the country’s economic crisis, where reports show that more than one-third of the people eat only one meal a day. The economic collapse sparked by two decades of socialist Chavista policies has turned the once rich oil-producing country into one of the poorest in the region.

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