Over the last several years we have documented with clockwork regularity Venezuela’s collapse into failed state status, which was cemented several weeks ago when news hit that “Venezuela had officially run out of money to print new money.”  At that point the best one could do was merely to step back and watch as local society and civilization turned on itself, unleashing what would ultimately turn into Venezuela’s own, sad apocalypse.

Last night we showed what Caracas, looks like this week:

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As we wrote then these are simply hungry Venezuelans protesting that their children are dying from lack of food and medicine and that they do not have enough water or electricity. As AgainstCronyCapitalism added, this is a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia, and the government has stolen all the money and now they bottleneck peaceful protesters and threaten them with bombs (or haul them to prison and torture them).

As pure desperation has set in, crime has becomes inevitable. A man accused of mugging people in the streets of Caracas was surrounded by a mob of onlookers, beaten and set on fire, who published a pixeled-out but still graphic video of the man burning as mob justice is now the supreme arbiter of who lives and who dies:

“Roberto Fuentes Bernal, 42, was reportedly caught trying to mug passersby in the Venezuelan capital, and before police arrived at the scene, the crowd took the law into their own hands.” The video can be seen here.

Now, in the latest shocking development, Venezuela saw a new wave of looting this week that resulted in at least two deaths, countless wounded, and millions of dollars in losses and damages.

According to Panampost, on Wednesday morning, a crowd sacked the Maracay Wholesale Market in the central region of Venezuela.  According to the testimonies of merchants, the endless food lines that Venezuelans have been enduring to do groceries could not be organized that day.

As time went by, desperate Venezuelans grew anxious over not being able to buy food. Then they started jumping over the gates and stormed the supermarket.

“They took milk, pasta, flour, oil, and milk powder. There were 5,000 people” one witness told Venezuela outlet El Estímulo.

People from across the entire state came to the supermarket because there were rumors that some products not found anywhere else would be sold there.

As a result of the massive crowd, the authorities were unable to preserve the peace. “There were 250 people for each National Guard officer… lots of people and few soldiers. At least one officer was beat up because he tried to stop the crowd,” another source told El Estímulo.

Other food dispensaries run by the government were also looted by the people.

Far from the promised socialist paradise, as the massive group of people moved, an entrance gate collapsed under the weight of the crowd, leaving several wounded.

The image below shows a human stampede over rice.

Over the last two weeks, several provinces have hosted scenes of looting in pharmacies, shopping malls, supermarkets, and food delivery trucks. In several markets, shouts of “we are hungry!” echoed. On April 27, the Venezuelan Chamber of Food (Cavidea) reported that the country’s food producers only had 15 days left of inventory.

PanamPost adds that lootings are becoming an increasingly common occurrence in Venezuela, as the country’s food shortage resulted in yet another reported incident of violence in a supermarket — this time in the Luvebras Automarket located in the La Florida Province of Caracas.

Venezuelans lost control this week when offered small portions

Venezuelans lost control this week when offered small portions

Videos posted to social media showed desperate people falling over each other trying to get bags of rice. One user claimed the looting occurred because it is difficult to get cereal, and so people “broke down the doors and damaged infrastructure.”

In the central province of Carabobo, residents ransacked a corn warehouse located in the coastal city of Puerto Cabello. They reportedly broke down the gate because workers were giving away small portions.

“There’s no rice, no pasta, no flour,” resident Glerimar Yohan told La Costa, “only hunger.”

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Social Collapse Is Inevitable

With the economy dead, the only thing remaining is to watch as society implodes. To that end, Oscar Meza, Director of the Documentation Center for Social Analysis (Cendas-FVM), said that measurements of scarcity and inflation in May are going to be the worst to date. “We are officially declaring May as the month that [widespread]hunger began in Venezuela,” he told Web Noticias Venezuela. … “As for March, there was an increase in yearly prices due to inflation — a 582.9 percent increase for food, while the level of scarcity of basic products remains at 41.37 percent.”

“We are officially declaring May as the month that hunger began in Venezuela,” says an NGO that measures inflation and scarcity

“We are officially declaring May as the month that hunger began
in Venezuela,” says an NGO that measures inflation and scarcity

Meza said the trigger for the crisis is the shortage of bread and other foods derived from wheat.

“Prices are so high that you can’t buy anything, so people don’t buy bread, they don’t buy flour. You get porridge, you see the price of chicken go up and families struggle … lunch is around 1,500 bolivars… People used to take food from home to work, but now you can’t anymore because you don’t have food at home.”

The is why, Español Ramón Muchacho, Mayor of Chacao in Caracas, said the streets of the capital of Venezuela are filled with people killing animals for food“Muchacho reported that in Venezuela, it is a “painful reality” that people “hunt cats, dogs and pigeons” to ease their hunger.”

Subsquently, Muchacho warned that Caribbean islands and Colombia may suffer an influx of refugees from Venezuela if food shortages continue in the country.

“As hunger deepens, we could see more Venezuelans fleeing by land or sea to an island,” Muchacho said.

And that is how all socialist utopias always end.

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Meanwhile, as civil war appears inevitable, as previously reported there are factions vying to oust Maduro, although we are confident the dictator will hang on for dear life (literally) and force his population to endure more of this socialist nightmare. One can only hope that these shocking scenes remain relegated to the streets of offshore socialist paradises, although Americans should always prepare for the worst in case they eventually manage to make their way into the country.

Source: Zero Hedge

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5 Comments

  1. I thought this page was for supporting humanity reach a way to turn our fate around and correct what’s gone wrong…I see with sadness that you are no more than an instrument of the financial system you advocate to oppose…no credibility whatsoever…Brazil went through a coup d’etat orchestrated and delivered by the wolrd financial elite and Venzeula is simply next on the line and all you can do is applause, like what? seals in a zoo?? at least I expected more…I don’t know about other readers…

    • The Event Chronicle is chronicling the Fall of the Cabal. It’s not always rainbows and unicorns. I posted this particular article in hopes that readers would be motivated to, if they have not done so already, to finally go out and make a few simple preparations of their own for the coming collapse / reset. There is a tendency to think “it will never happen here” mentality due to the the brainwashing, however sometimes it takes a little conjoling to get people to take action. There are going to be many people who are left unprepared, so I try my best to help prepare people.

      I posted a follow-up to this particular article today:

      Create a Collapse Supply List Based on the Things They Are Out of in Venezuela

      Here’s a reminder for people on what to expect and how to prepare:

      A Plan to Maintain the Safety and Well-Being of the Populace During the Financial Reset & Mass Arrests

      The Event Chronicle publishes a wide variety of content geared towards various people as not everyone is one the same page and all are at different levels of awakening. If one particular article does not fit with your views (although it might help others), move on to the next one.

      You might also like to know that all of the spiritual, metaphysics, metascience, health, good news, science and galactic news publishes in the morning. Financial and world news is published in the afternoon, and a variety of research, archaeology and UFO news in the evenings.

      Knowing this schedule can help you to avoid content that you’re not interested in. Not everyone is interesting in general news and world events, so if it’s not your cup of tea, visit the website in the mornings and evening… I’m on Pacific Time. I appreciate your feedback.

  2. I cannot help to agree with Petra Cotes. This article does not give a well-balanced, nuanced overview of what is really happening in Venezuela. And, for that matter, in Latin-america as a whole. Latin-america has been invaded by the imperialist attitude of the USA since at least the 1940s, if not longer. The financial elite, church, military and shadow governments in both the USA and Latin-american countries have always worked together in establishing their one goal: hegemony over their citizens and resources, enriching themselves and leaving the people near to nothing. This is now happening all over the globe. It is exactly the ideological division in right-wing and left-wing, capitalist and socialist, etc. which has been made up by the Cabal, so as to sow discord among the people and prevent them from uniting in thought. Putting up this article does NOT help us, in my opinion, to unite in peace and overcome the rule of the Cabal… on the contrary. Ideologicial polarization does not help us at all. Capitalism, neoliberalism, imperialism, feudalism; authoritarian and totalitarian power, be it left- or right-wing: they have always sought ways to bring down any ideology which questions the power of money and favors the power of people. And to discredit and kill presidents and activists who openly chose for the latter (Salvador Allende, Che Guevara, Simon Bolivar, Fidel Castro, to name a few; and now, Rousseff). It is thát which should concern us and which should be debunked and exposed. The rest only diverts our attention from uniting our power as people. Especially if it focuses us on fear of scarcity…

      • Again, ALL the articles you have posted are of the same sort and support the cause of the empire. Your answers resembles those of banksters when they so not have an answer to tell you why the need to rip you off, simply throw responsibility away from them. Your site is otherwise quite interesting, but the argument you make the selection of your articles in order to help people prepare for what is coming simply does not come through as you did not even made a comment to support your selection. In Venezuela, the elites who own the mass media and the production facilities (food and other other basic products) have set venezuelans to starve in order to increase the pression against the government. Food is kept hidden in wharehouses for months to rotten, as well as medicines and sanitary products. None of this is shown in your article. Major Clark is in charge of the South Command whoe directly follows order from the CIA to set the strategies for this WAR against innocent people. Do some research and you’ll find out you’ve been fed with information by the cabal to stay in power. Is this your obejctive? be honest