Why is Venezuela’s President Blaming Endless Food Queues on ‘Conspiring’ Shop Owners, Rather Than Crippling Shortages?


In the latest of Venezuelan President Maduro’s increasingly bizarre conspiracy theories, shop owners are now being thrown into prison for intentionally creating long queues.

I suppose the queues have nothing to do with food rationing due to extreme shortages, one of the highest inflation rates in the world and a steadily failing economy, right Maduro?

Shockingly long waiting lines to get basic supplies (euronews)

More informationVenezuelan shop owners arrested over long queues (BBC)

News breakdown:

According to Maduro, the current shortages are being caused by an international economic war being waged against Venezuela by enemies to its socialist regime.

The truth is that the country began rationing food in 2014, joining the ranks of Communist countries North Korea and Cuba.

Maduro is jailing business owners for allegedly cutting their number of employees to intentionally “irritate” the people and boycott his socialist regime, and it’s not the first inefficient-sounding measure Maduro has taken…

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