Now imagine this in the US when EBT shuts down

LA GRITA, Venezuela (Reuters) – It’s midnight on one of the most dangerous roads in Latin America and Venezuelan trucker Humberto Aguilar hurtles through the darkness with 20 tons of vegetables freshly harvested from the Andes for sale in the capital Caracas.

When he set off at sunset from the town of La Grita in western Venezuela on his 900-km (560-mile) journey, Aguilar knew he was taking his life in his hands.

With hunger widespread amid a fifth year of painful economic implosion under President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has seen a frightening surge in attacks on increasingly lawless roads.

Just a few days earlier, Aguilar said he sat terrified when hundreds of looters swarmed a stationary convoy, overwhelming drivers by sheer numbers. They carted off milk, rice and sugar from other trucks but left his less-prized vegetables alone.

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8 Responses to Now imagine this in the US when EBT shuts down

  1. crazyeighter says:

    Venezuela is setting itself up as the punch line on an old joke: “My last job before I emigrated? Oh, I was a tail gunner on a bread truck.”

  2. Antibubba says:

    Our people aren’t really hungry, though. They only think they’re hungry, because that’s what sugar and white flour do.

  3. kennymac says:

    Socialism always ends in poverty and misery.

  4. NewVegasBadger says:

    Easy to imagine if you watch the You Tube Black Friday postings What ought to be terrifying is picturing those same people killing each other, without any remorse when it dawns on them their EBT card is now a worthless piece of plastic and their way of life is over. They are going to go insane. If some one has a hissy fit over an order at McDonalds, think of what is going to happen when there is no food.

  5. Brazil should just invade and annex the country. The people would thank them for saving them from starvation.

  6. Gryphon says:

    “Tail Gunner on a Bread Truck” LOL… They need to do the full Mad-Max Up-Armor on their Trucks, and carry plenty of Ammo…

  7. B says:

    Yeah, but here we got firearms, lots of ’em.

    “Mad Max” tactics won’t get it. Dead bodies on the road will be the result.

    But yes, I like the idea of Tailgunner on a bread truck”>

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