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The people of Venezuala are literally starving to death under socialist rule.
The South American country of Venezuela, infamously known for its wide reaching socialist policies that have left the country devastated, has reached a point where its citizens are losing almost 20 pounds due to their lack of food.
A 2016 study from La Encuesta Condiciones de Vida (Encovi) – in English, The 2016 Living Conditions Survey — conducted a survey of 6,500 families found that a little over 32 percent of Venezuelan households eat only once or twice everyday. 93.3 percent said their income does not support their costs for food, and thus they have resorted to cheaper foods such as vegetables. Namely potatoes.
Due to this, almost 75 percent of the Venezuelan population has lost an average of 19 pounds.
As the author at the link very correctly notes, this is how things always end with socialist, communist, and collective policies. Always. Without fail.