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Stockpiling of Food Banned in Venezuela

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News reports today indicate that Venezuela is starting to install fingerprint scanners in supermarkets as a way of preventing ‘food hoarding’. Venezuela is experiencing widespread shortages of most foodstuffs including the most basic such as bread, flour and grains as well as an acute shortage of medicines.

Unable to buy imported food due to a plummeting currency and falling oil prices resulting in a lack of revenue Venezuelans are becoming increasingly desperate.

President Maduro has accused Colombian food smugglers of buying up massive amounts of staples to sell back to people at vastly marked up prices.

The scanners that are being installed in stores are to prevent people buying more than their allotted quota as the implementation of rationing begins.

In a statement President Maduro said:

“We will establish 20,000 fingerprint readers throughout the socialist system to guarantee the people their food. And also (there) has been a meeting today with the seven major private channels and all voluntarily join the establishment of the secure supply system,” said the president in an announcement translated from Spanish on his website. (source)

An Executive order from Barack Obama this week saw further sanctions applied to some Venezuelan citizens including freezing their assets in the United States and the prevention of the United States businesses trading with them. The reasoning behind the sanctions, according to Obama is the “unusual and extraordinary threat”  that Venezuela poses to the security and foreign policy of the United States.

The White House stated:

“This new authority is aimed at persons involved in or responsible for the erosion of human rights guarantees, persecution of political opponents, curtailment of press freedoms, use of violence and human rights violations and abuses in response to anti-government protests, and arbitrary arrest and detention of anti-government protesters, as well as the significant public corruption by senior government officials in Venezuela.” (source)

The citizens of the United States need to watch how this plays out. As Henry Kissinger famously said:

“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition

Originally published March 11th, 2015
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  • englishvinal

    Venezuelan people are saying this is NOT correct. They have seen no scanners nor rationing in the usual sense of the word. Shortages yes, but government rationing no.
    Propaganda as usual….

    • Dave from San Antonio

      Source?

  • Dave from San Antonio

    Look for it here…before long.

  • Reality

    USA USA . . . well umm it’s rather sad to see such a ‘powerful’ nation stooping so low and even when faced with reality the narrative continues. Karma does indeed exist and the payback will be a BITCH and not one you can lie too or pay off etc. USA usa. . .

    • Sophia

      Proof of Karma?

  • John Mccord

    Is the last statement from the W.H. about the us govt? Why would they object if another does this ?This is exactly what is happening in america.

  • Joe Mertens

    Another socialist dream/nightmare circling the toilet bowl of history. Like racing dogs they keep the people lean and hungry so they work for just enough to live and die if they don’t cooperate.
    It always amuses me when a government says a business “voluntarily” cooperates with a program as if the threat of criminal investigation, tax auditing, implementation of new regulations, revoking of licence to do business and so on were not available to motivate a business “Owner” to do anything the government wants.

  • MikeW

    And yet the Progressives still want to continue fundamentally transforming this nation toward a Socialist model, with tighter central controls rather the dispersing of liberties to the states and individuals, which made our country great. And don’t forget that Karl Marx said that Communism is the end goal of Socialism. Communism cannot work without fascist-type state control over all aspect of a nation’s activities.

  • I had to check out the source for this… CNBC. Well there went that right out the window. The alleged quote from the White House applies more to us here than anywhere else in the world and this article well proves that.

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