But as we like to point out in these articles, there’s always an apocalypse somewhere. We’re talking about countries in which life was fairly normal a few years ago, until the day when everything fell apart. Today’s example: Venezuela. Once on the road to becoming an economic powerhouse, Venezuela is now one of the poorest and most dangerous countries on Earth. We sat down with one citizen to learn what happens when your country’s economy and government just … stop working.
Above and below are pictures of our source’s local grocery store in the middle of an average day:
AnonymousNothing but Doritos. Worse than nothing at all, really.
Those weren’t taken on the eve of some big national drinking party. Food simply … doesn’t show up anymore. On the rare occasions the stores have stock, people queue up in block-spanning lines that would make Weimar-era Germans wince. All to get their hands on flour, soap, or the almost-mythical Coca-Cola.
AnonymousThey debate sightings like it’s some sugary Bigfoot.
Our source took that picture illegally, by the way. Photos of bread lines, he says, “‘promote discomfort and give a bad name to the country.’ I faced the risk of receiving a ticket or having my camera taken.”
AnonymousThat’s what zoom lenses are for.
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