Monday, April 18, 2016

Venezuela sent food aid to Ecuador!

Dear Journalists,
My thoughts and prayers are with the people from Ecuador after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April  16, 2016. I read and watched on CNN that the Venezuelan government had sent food aid to the earthquake victims. Under regular circumstances I would applaud this action.  However, I  got very upset after following the cries and complaints from loved ones in Venezuela who are not able to get food, nor basic needs at the empty grocery stores.
I posted on Twitter:
Irresponsible Venezuelan gov sending food aid to Ecuador after earthquake‼ Venezuelans have no food nor basic needs!
Some readers called me a person with lack of compassion. I am aware that most of the world population do not follow the political disaster in Venezuela and it became difficult to explain on Twitter.
Please know that most of Venezuelans must make outrageous lines to get food supplies, and basic needs. Only a minority upper class can buy supplies through “bachaqueros” who bring food to their homes at a much higher price.
Infamous Nicolas Maduro who is overweight, and as  reported does not have a high school education, rushed to send food aid to Ecuador instead of looking out after Venezuelan citizens. In 2008 under late Hugo Chavez hundreds of tons of food went to waste after the inept import laws kept food inside containers until it spoiled rotten.
Venezuelans need help from world leaders to assure the safety of the opposition leaders, and the International Court of Justice, to resolve abuse of power in Venezuela and restore democracy.

Maru Angarita
My blog is: Twitter @maruangarita