A one-year old child who weighs 11 pounds.
In what used to be the regions’s richest country, the average weight loss in the last year is 19 pounds.
That’s an average weight loss according to a survey by social scientists measuring the impact Venezuelan government policies are having on the citizens of the country.
It is called the ‘Maduro diet’ in dishonor of the president who is gladly continuing the polices that have broken the once rich nation.
It is a common site to see people picking through trash hoping to find something that is edible.
When will those of us who don’t have to decide which of our children get to eat today start calling the expected results of intentional policies a crime against humanity?
Let’s take a quick look at health care in Venezuela before returning to the starvation issue.
Collapse of the health care system
The medical crisis is so bad that even CNN has noticed. On 5/11/17 they reported Amid chaos in Venezuela, infant deaths, malaria cases skyrocket.
The government released statistics for 2016. They reported: