Complaints grow about Venezuela's subsidized food system

 01/15/2018 - 10:06
A photo taken on Jan. 12, 2018, that shows one of the boxes of subsidized food sold to poor Venezuelans as part of the leftist government's CLAP (Local Committees for Supply and Production) program.

The leftist administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in March 2016 created a system of subsidized food boxes aimed at mitigating shortages at grocery stores and supermarkets, but those establishments" shelves are practically empty a year and nine months later and complaints and denunciations of fraud are growing.

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Brazil declares persona non grata Venezuelan diplomat in Brasilia

 12/27/2017 - 15:28
President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Julio Borges (R), speaks with the Brazilian ambassador in Caracas, Ruy Carlos Pereira, during a visit to the Parliament in Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 7, 2017.

The Brazilian government on Monday (Dec. 25th) declared persona non grata the charge d'affaires at the Venezuelan Embassy in Brasilia, Gerardo Antonio Delgado Maldonado, as a reprisal for the same decision by Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly with regard to the Brazilian ambassador in Caracas.

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Venezuelan constitutional assembly abolishes Caracas mayor's office

 12/21/2017 - 09:24
The interim mayor of Caracas Ali Mansour attends a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 20, 2017.

Venezuela's government-supporting Constituent National Assembly (ANC) on Wednesday unanimously approved abolishing the Metropolitan Mayor's Office of Caracas, whose latest elected mayor, opposition figure Antonio Ledezma, fled the country last month after being deprived of his freedom for more than 1,000 days.

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