Famine: Nearly 90 Percent of Venezuelans Have No Money for Food



Frances Martel – June 20, 2016

After months of increasingly alarming reports out of Venezuela, where the legislature declared a “food emergency” in February, The New York Times has finally shed some light on what appears to be the beginnings of a famine in the oil-rich country, where nearly 90 percent of civilians do not have access to food.

“A staggering 87 percent of Venezuelans say they do not have money to buy enough food, the most recent assessment of living standards by Simón Bolívar University found,” The New York Times reported on Monday.