Venezuela: Beauty pageants, electronics looting and food shortages


Venezuelan update. Just some bits and pieces that juxtapose nicely. The Venezuela that is presented at pageants world-wide and the reality of life at home!

In Russia 25 year-old Gabriela Isler, Miss Venezuela, was crowned Miss Universe.

MissUniverse

While back at home, the looting of an electronics store was captured in pictures and video and shown around the world. It would appear even the police couldn’t resist a good bargain on a few new devices. The theft was triggered when Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ordered a military “occupation” of the company’s five stores as he continues the government’s crackdown on an “economic war” it says is being waged against the country, with the help of Washington.

Police

Those actually willing to pay for their weekly groceries had to be very early this Sunday morning as lines had formed well before 7:00 am as shoppers hope to be able to get the basics they need.

VenShop

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
Advertisements

One thought on “Venezuela: Beauty pageants, electronics looting and food shortages

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s