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Chris Salcedo

See the true effects of socialism in this once rich nation


Growing unrest and misery in Venezuela was highlighted by Juan Ferrero in the Wall Street Journal Friday. A child a year old may weigh as little as 11 pounds because it is so hard to find food. Mothers pick through trash trying to find something for their children to eat.

Venezuela used to be the richest country in Latin America.

Today on "The Chris Salcedo Show," Chris Salcedo highlighted the horrors the Venezuelan people suffer under the state, lead by Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party since 2013. The government is now in control of farms and intercepts charitable donations from other countries.

Privately owned farm land was expropriated by the Venezuelan government back in 2009. At first, some of the people were happy to be out from under land owners, but under government, seeds and fertilizer have tight import restrictions, limiting what farmers can grow.

Subsequently 75 percent of Venezuelans have lost nearly 20 pounds. The people are fighting back in various ways, from protests on the street to starting a YouTube series called "My Socialist Hell."

To see more from Chris, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Chris Salcedo Show” weekdays 2–5 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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