Latest in long line of Latin-American tyrants has very effective 1984-style way to keep citizens in line

Venezuelan shortages of everything are widely acknowledged. But there is less recognition that strongman Nicolás Maduro is using control of food to stamp out opposition.

Hyperinflation has shriveled household budgets and the government has taken over food production and distribution. Most damning is evidence that access to government rations has become conditional on Maduro’s good favor.

Pope Francis is well known for taking Latin-American tyrants down a peg, right? Don’t cry for him, Venezuela. He’s on his way. (He is?)

via Venezuela Is Starving Its People – WSJ

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