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Venezuela’s Food Shortages Trigger Long Lines, Hunger and Looting

Source: WSJ

LA SIBUCARA, Venezuela—Hours after they looted and set fire to a National Guard command post in this sun-baked corner of Venezuela earlier this month, a mob infuriated by worsening food shortages rammed trucks into the smoldering edifice, reducing it mostly to rubble.

The incident was just one of numerous violent clashes that have flared in pockets around the country in recent weeks as Venezuelans wait for hours in long supermarket lines for basics like milk and rice. Shortages have made hunger a palpable concern for many Wayuu Indians who live here at the northern tip of Venezuela’s 1,300-mile border with Colombia.

‘We are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot.’
—María Palma, 55, of La Sibucara
The soldiers had been deployed to stem rampant food smuggling and price speculation, which President Nicolás Maduro blames for triple-digit inflation and scarcity. But after they seize contraband goods, the troops themselves often become targets of increasingly desperate people.

“What’s certain is that we are going very hungry here and the children are suffering a lot,” said María Palma, a 55-year-old grandmother who on a recent blistering hot day had been standing in line at the grocery store since 3 a.m. before walking away empty-handed at midday.

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-food-shortages-trigger-long-lines-hunger-and-looting-1440581400



Maduro's approval rating is lower than George W Bush's and Congress. If THAT doesn't spell "failure" I dont know what does.
It's only a matter of time before the people rise against the criminals running their country into the ground, imo.

France train shooting: Hollande thanks 'heroes' who foiled gunman

Source: BBC

French President Francois Hollande has thanked three American men hailed as heroes for overpowering a heavily-armed gunman on a train in northern France.
The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras on Friday. A 26-year-old Moroccan man was arrested.
One of the Americans said they took an AK-47 assault rifle and a handgun from the attacker as they saw him walk down the aisle of the train.
One of the Americans and another passenger were seriously hurt.
In a press conference on Saturday, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the suspect's identity had yet to be confirmed, but it was believed that he had radical Islamist beliefs.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34023361



They were also awarded the" Legion d'honneur"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34037580

WWE Star Titus O’Neil Took A Group Of Homeless People To A Restaurant To Prove A Point

Source: Uproxx Sports

Titus O’Neil has a point to prove, and it’s a good one: That all people, regardless of their status, should be viewed and treated equally. O’Neil originally tried to show this by taking a pair of homeless people to a local Yard House restaurant. However, the restaurant was supposedly hesitant to serve O’Neil and his guests. So, the WWE star returned the next day with an entire group of less fortunate guests.

The results, per his Instagram account, were different and for the better:
"I'm gathering homeless people to take them out to eat at @yardhouse last night I did the same thing and the manager seemed distant in Serving the two last night so I said instead of just posting I'll gather more and eat lunch with them at that Resturant. They need to learn how to treat All humans as such. #ContentOfCharacter #AllLivesMatter"

Read more: http://uproxx.com/sports/2015/08/titus-oneil-homeless-yard-house/



Unique way to prove a point. Pretty good guy for giving a helping hand to a few folks.
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