• In Venezuela, ‘The People Are Afraid’.

July 12, Maria Lozano, Citizens receive food rations each month that include flour, noodles, butter and sugar, but the portions are too small. “Each family receives 300 grams of powdered milk, half a kilo of pasta or 200 grams of butter. If they would like to buy something else, such as meat, eggs or fish, then they have to pay for it with money that they don’t have,”

  • Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle.

June 28, Joshua Partlow and Mariana Zuñiga,  — In the darkness the warehouse looks like any other, a metal-roofed hangar next to a clattering overpass, with homeless people sleeping nearby in the shadows. But inside, workers quietly unload black plastic crates filled with merchandise so valuable that mobs have looted delivery vehicles, shot up the windshields of trucks and hurled a rock into one driver’s eye.

  • Enough is Enough!.
  • The Telegraph, Acelebrated Venezuelan composer who was the pride of his country’s government has turned against the nation’s leaders, telling President Nicolas Maduro: “Enough is enough.”

    Gustavo Dudamel, 36-year-old conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, whose prodigious talent inspired Gael Garcia Bernal’s character in Mozart in the Jungle, has long been championed by Caracas politicians.

  • On the frontline of Venezuela’s punishing protests.
  • May 25, Virginia Lopez, It starts with a distant rumble, and then a chanted countdown from the demonstrators packed tight along the Caracas freeway.

    As the count reaches zero, the crowds briefly part, and a file of young protesters – faces covered by T-shirts or makeshift gas masks – rush forward to confront heavily armed riot police.

  • Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals.
  • BARCELONA, Venezuela — By morning, three newborns were already dead. The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward.
  • ‘We’re living in the end of times’: Starving Venezuelans giving away children to survive ‘This is written in the bible’ says starving mum.
  • Peter Walker, Venezuelan parents are giving up their children to survive as the South American country’s suffers with a catastrophic economic crisis.

    Three local councils and four national welfare groups say there is an increase in parents handing kids over to the state, charities, friends and family.