Venezuela military stealing goats to survive?
The situation in Venezuela has become so bad that even soldiers are struggling to support themselves.This is a product of socialism and a failed attempt to control prices while restricting supply. It si yet another failure of the command economy model that comes with socialism. At some point hungry troops may get desperate enough to take more extreme measures.
Over the weekend, six members of the Venezuelan military were detained by local authorities for stealing goats, the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional reported Sunday. It said the soldiers confessed to stealing the goats and said they did it to feed themselves, since they had no food left in their barracks.
"It's not a good sign when your military doesn't have enough food, and when the military has been relegated to guarding and protecting food lines," said Jason Marczak, director of the Latin America Economic Growth Initiative at the Atlantic Council. "This is endemic of the problems going on across the country."