“To buy . . . diapers [one Maigualida Perez] had to produce her son’s birth certificate, a government anti-hording requirement enforced at stores.”
“I can’t find diapers, milk or sugar” in the stores, said one Andreina Escalante.
Not surprisingly: “The shortages have eroded support for the socialist government . . .” (Emphasis added).
A little too late for that, one would think. Still no word on this from the pope, whose smile was as wide as the Grand Canyon when he had his picture taken with Fidel Castro a while back. If he does mention it, he’ll probably blame it all on too many “pockets of capitalism” in Venezuela.