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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Nutritious and curative insects are natural allies of Argentina Indians

 01/15/2018 - 09:09
Photo provided by Argentina's Conicet national scientific research council and taken on Jan. 14, 2018, showing the cultivation of insect larvae by the Guarani Indians to supplement their diet and provide medicinal products.

Despite the almost instantaneous rejection among most Argentines of the idea of eating insects, there are Guarani Indian communities living in the northern part of the country where it is an ancestral and spiritual practice to cultivate insect larvae as part of the local diet and for their curative properties.

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