Conditions in Venezuela continue to get more and dark as reports now are indicating that More than 100,000 crossed into Colombia over the weekend in a desperate search for food and medicine that are in short supply. this has been the second weekend in a row that the socialist government has opened the long-closed border with Colombia, and by 6 a.m. Sunday, a line of desperate shoppers went through the entire town of San Antonio del Tachira. Some had traveled as far as 10 hours away in chartered buses in desperation for food and medicine.
Shortages like this have continued to grow in Venezuela amid triple-digit inflation, currency controls that have restricted imports and investment and the world oil price slump that caused a collapse in the oil revenues that fund government spending. Recently it had been reported that Venezuela’s military had taken control of five ports in an effort to guarantee supplies of food and medicine. In a decree, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the army to monitor food processing plants, and co-ordinate the production and distribution of items.