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Venezuelan medical collapse: 1 in 3 people admitted to hospital die from medicine shortages

Venezuela's experiment in socialism continues to wreak havoc on the country's economy and its people, to the point now where one-third of those admitted to hospitals – even for minor scrapes – die from shortages of key medicines.

The Associated Press reported recently that if the South American nation – once the hemisphere's richest and most successful – has collapsed into such an economic basket case that it is now difficult enough for even the healthy to get by. The sick and injured often have nothing to look forward to except death.

Widespread starvation, food scarcity in Venezuela, inevitable result of socialist economic policies which end in price controls, scarcity and mass famine

J. D. Heyes, February 22, 2016
Self-avowed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is beginning to close in on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, no doubt has the country's best interests at heart, but we simply wish he was more educated on the effects of socialist policies on vitally important issues like commerce and the laws of economics.

Socialism sucks: McDonald's runs out of french fries across Venezuela

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) The grand socialist experiment in Venezuela begun by the great revolutionary, the late Hugo Chavez, continues to perform as expected in the South American nation -- which is, to say, poorly.

So much so, in fact, that even McDonald's restaurants are now running out of a signature menu item: French fries. And Venezuelans are certainly not "lovin' it."

As reported by The Associated Press:

Forget the French fries. How about a side of yuca with that Big Mac?

Venezuela's socialist nightmare continues as pharmacies run out of medicine

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) As the experiment to transform Venezuela from a market-based to a socialist economy continues unabated, the country is devolving further into chaos, with shortages of common commodities and medicines spreading like the unrest gripping larger parts of the South American nation.

As reported by OZY.com, a recent tweet characterized just how bad the situation has gotten, in terms of the availability of life-saving drugs and other medical treatments.

The website noted:

Venezuela's food supply collapses, headed toward 1000% inflation as Health Ranger launches non-electric food grow system that produces food for pennies

By Adams: (NaturalNews) The coming global food crisis really hit home for me last year. I saw droughts destroying crops across California and food inflation worsening almost everywhere.

Collapsing water supplies and radical weather patterns have only accelerated the crisis, and while food may appear to be abundant on grocery store shelves, the retail presentation of abundant food is a thin veneer, under which lies a fragile food supply wholly dependent on just-in-time deliveries, stable weather patterns, cheap water and cheap fossil fuels.

Hungry Venezuelans sleep in endless grocery lines as food shortage crisis worsens

By Heyes: NaturalNews) As socialist government deepens in Venezuela, economic conditions continue to worsen for the Venezuelan people -- and the government leaders continue to deny that their policies are to blame.

So bad, now, is the economy that the government has deployed the military -- the military -- to ensure that anxious, hungry and needy citizens don't over-indulge at stores (when they actually have merchandise and food, which is increasingly rare).

Venezuela tracks citizens' food purchases to criminalize 'hoarding' of food during severe shortage


Despite a dearth of news coverage detailing the failing nature of Venezuela's experimentation with abject socialism, there is nonetheless a trickle of reporting that provides the trained eye a glimpse of just how bad life is getting in this formerly thriving oil-rich South American nation.

The real cost of socialism: Venezuela suffers under severe shortages of flour, butter, milk and diapers


Rising unrest and turmoil in Venezuela are side effects of the ugly, predictable face of socialism, as evidenced by the underreported realities of life in a country besieged by a bankrupt political ideology.