Venezuela crisis: Where families buy rotten meat to eat - BBC News

  • Published on Oct 16, 2018
  • Millions of Venezuelans have left the country in the last two years, fleeing the oil-rich nation’s economic collapse.
    Shortages of food and basic goods, years of recession, soaring inflation and regular power shortages have left the country almost on its knees.
    The government says those against the socialist President Nicolas Maduro are waging an "economic war" - but many within and outside the country blame his policies, combined with corruption and mismanagement.
    One of the most affected areas is the state of Zulia, long known as the centre of the country's oil industry.
    The BBC’s Vladimir Hernandez is one of the few international journalists who has been able to report from the state.

    Produced by Herminia Fernandez, filmed by Omar Garcia.
    Edited by Kelvin Brown.
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  • BBC News
    BBC News  6 months ago +148

    Watch Our Latest report from Venezuela:

    • never75
      never75 2 days ago

      What the latest propaganda video... What about giving Venezuela her due billions in golds back? No BBC video about the biggest theft in history mada by bank of England and the UK government?!

    • Someguyto
      Someguyto 3 days ago

      All because of currency manipulation.

    • Shirley Butler
      Shirley Butler 14 days ago +1

      Watch this unbiased Venezuelan

    • Joe Joe
      Joe Joe 16 days ago

      Still think that negotiations with Maduro will work? No time to negotiate! Free Venezuela 🇻🇪 Free Cuba 🇨🇺

  • Dean Mark
    Dean Mark Hour ago

    Jesus christ

  • Destiny George
    Destiny George 3 hours ago

    So sad

    HOLY SWASTIKA 11 hours ago

    I was there 22 years ago, when as a seaman. 360* turn down, condition. Before it's the richest in southern America. Bella senorita everywhere. Party anytime, cafe anyparts.....etc...😁.... I m a Indonesian

  • Patty Dehaan
    Patty Dehaan 18 hours ago

    This is quite possible the future that Bernie Sanders is offering Americans in his bid to be the second socialist president of the United States. He won't make it though. Americans won't go down that road without one hell of a deadly fight

  • Майкл
    Майкл 22 hours ago

    The Democrats are dieing to do this to the US!

  • Prabhakar Singh
    Prabhakar Singh Day ago +1

    😢 Help them plzzz... at least provide them proper food...

  • Mark Jason Pababero

    Cartels and gangs will save the economy

  • Jeffrey Peacock
    Jeffrey Peacock 2 days ago

    It's funny how there are so many retarded young people in America that are completely in support 100% of Socialism or communism but yet they don't even realize the struggles that these Venezuelan people have to go through on a daily basis. to the people of Venezuela I pray for you.

  • turandot ignoto
    turandot ignoto 2 days ago

    The "I won't work" types of Venezuela are getting what they deserve... Guaido (WEIRDO) Go to hell!!!

  • Geniustrapper69
    Geniustrapper69 2 days ago

    I mean, they are eating meat that has a higher K2 content, so it is not as bad as it seems.

  • Arun jayaraman
    Arun jayaraman 2 days ago +1

    Its really very bad.
    A nation with full of oil resources
    But people are not even having basic necessity.
    UN need to interfere and solve this.
    Oh god help this country.

  • Npc #57335899
    Npc #57335899 2 days ago

    *This is usa after Bernie Sanders elected*

  • bryan chimalli
    bryan chimalli 2 days ago

    Check out Max Blumenthal visits supermarkets in Caracas, Abby Martin in Venezuela.

  • Charles O
    Charles O 2 days ago

    The BBC is not telling us how US have seized their billions of dollars and how Bank of England has seized their gold. Release their money to them to buy what they need and stop this propaganda

  • nothere_2017
    nothere_2017 2 days ago +1

    I think there is some karma going around for Venezuelan. Venezuelans used to be egotistical and downright rude to their other South and Central American neighbors. Always showing off the beauty of their women, or their riches, how they were better than everyone else because of their leader. Now look at where their leader has led them to. The music has stopped and the laughter has gone. Now they flee to Mexico looking for jobs and aide. They're asking for help from the same people they used to look down to. How sad, I hope the situation for them gets better and that they learn how to be more humble and less gullible.

  • Mark Yaske
    Mark Yaske 2 days ago

    Rotten meat with flies, the legacy of socialism.

  • Minil Roy
    Minil Roy 2 days ago

    Ar the end of the day, u have to live.

  • ForAmerican
    ForAmerican 3 days ago +1

    The way BBC smears is to use wrong translation of what people are saying. They did that for China smearing video, too. They translate wrong thinking the viewer does not understand anyway.

  • Fingal
    Fingal 3 days ago


  • ForAmerican
    ForAmerican 3 days ago

    BBC is very good at smearing. I have just saw Caracas supermarket at

  • shygirlcomplex
    shygirlcomplex 3 days ago

    😳😳😳wtf is going on in that country .... omg I can’t believe the government doesn’t care that the bodies explode and not bury them 😰😱😨.... and the man didn’t have gloves or a mask to clean up ...smgdh ...buying everything you need for surgery ?!!!?? ..... I swear I use to see videos about beauty queens and plastic surgery in this country .... this is beyond words 😧😑😑😑

  • Naah4real???
    Naah4real??? 3 days ago

    I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth......

  • Vidia J Frederick
    Vidia J Frederick 3 days ago

    I mean, yes they are suffering but they are all traps. They are slowly taking over the Beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago by killing, kidnapping and taking body parts then killing us

    • alanbev
      alanbev 16 hours ago

      why cant you defend yourselves and throw them into the sea?Typical lazy and loud-mouthed negro ?

  • Hailey Williams
    Hailey Williams 3 days ago

    No words...HOW can a government do that to their people?????? How can greed go soooo high😭

  • Lore McMuffin
    Lore McMuffin 3 days ago

    Ha I live in canada 🇨🇦

  • Wasted Warrior10
    Wasted Warrior10 3 days ago

    This World has a Sad Future ahead of it! 😏

  • boeuf3000
    boeuf3000 3 days ago

    Id rather be vegetarian

  • War means money over a lot of dead body's

    Big shame on the media. They know very well where this situation came from. It all sterted on the drwaing tables of the CIA. How many wars started and have ended the same ?? Start a up-rise try to install a US puppy.....shame on the media for again tell us a 1001 lies.

  • tiago silva
    tiago silva 3 days ago

    Venezuela esta numa merda

  • Richard Cranium
    Richard Cranium 3 days ago

    Heres your liberal socialist ran country!!

  • Janet Herrera
    Janet Herrera 3 days ago

    Fuck this shit. Some humans are so cruel, there must be something deeply rooted in the people that are okay with this type of governing. Insanity.

  • Maria Silva
    Maria Silva 3 days ago


  • God_Laughs _At_Atheists

    This is the Democratic Party's kind of country.

  • Brian
    Brian 3 days ago +7

    God bless you all in Venezuela and anyone around that world struggling I hope your situation gets better! I wish I could help.❤

  • Wiktorrg
    Wiktorrg 3 days ago

    i cant believe how one man destroyed such a powrrful country

  • robiebie rico
    robiebie rico 3 days ago

    wow it look like in the Philippines

  • Hajduk Besmrtnik
    Hajduk Besmrtnik 3 days ago


  • Chaika Gaz
    Chaika Gaz 4 days ago

    If i lived there id resort to cannibalism. Human fresh meat over rotten beef

  • 5ome 5tuff
    5ome 5tuff 4 days ago +1

    And in America sjws and feminists are complaining about being offended

  • Night Owl
    Night Owl 4 days ago +5

    I wonder what Venezuelans have to say about their government owning and providing for their every need. Socialism at it's finest. As always, the "government" (dictators) claim what originally belonged to the poor and middle class.

  • Said Dzananovic
    Said Dzananovic 4 days ago

    They don't need this all this rich country s doing this

  • shinpaku 123
    shinpaku 123 4 days ago

    I bet they love the smell of socialism in the evening or rotten meat to be exact we should have AOC on a one way flight over!

  • Mohammad Doofesh
    Mohammad Doofesh 4 days ago

    From Syria to Yemen to Venezuela, the culprit is one and the same: America.

    وَلا تَحْسَبَنَّ اللَّهَ غَافِلا عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الأَبْصَارُ.
    Consider not that Allaah is unaware of that which the oppressors are doing; it is only that He (Allaah) gives them respite up to a Day when (their) eyes will stare in horror.

    مُهْطِعِينَ مُقْنِعِي رُءُوسِهِمْ لا يَرْتَدُّ إِلَيْهِمْ طَرْفُهُمْ وَأَفْئِدَتُهُمْ هَوَاءٌ.
    They would be running forward with their necks outstretched, their heads uplifted, their gaze returning not towards them, and their hearts a (gaping) void!

  • stankface
    stankface 4 days ago

    No wonder everyone trying to go to America

  • Superhero Geek
    Superhero Geek 5 days ago

    Ugh their prime minister is just like my old father 👎

  • Rubia Henrique
    Rubia Henrique 5 days ago

    Maybe don’t buy meat buy something else with the little you got ! That’s disgusting

  • Jubayer Ahmed
    Jubayer Ahmed 5 days ago

    Venezuela is a failed state.
    US should step up and dethrone the President.

  • drago petrovic
    drago petrovic 5 days ago

    RUSSIA SUPPORT MADURO ,people of venezuela starving and dying
    USA SUPPORT GIADO freedom ,Liberation

  • Jian Lucas Fernande
    Jian Lucas Fernande 5 days ago

    Corruption kill

  • Dipak Basu
    Dipak Basu 5 days ago

    Why has Britain stolen all gold of Venezuela deposited in Britain?

  • carlos coldman
    carlos coldman 5 days ago +1

    Another contry destroyd by usa

  • scott7864589
    scott7864589 5 days ago

    Grab those bootstraps and depose your corrupt 'socialist' government. What are those Venezuelan plebs waiting for? More handouts? Not going to happen. The future is in your own hands. Don't rely on corrupt politicians. You will get nowhere with the likes of Maduro and his cronies.

  • Total 2017
    Total 2017 6 days ago +1

    If you want to find out the true, it was the West especially US sanction to Venezuela for so many years. Venezuelans should have better life. US and British are the axis of evil in the world now.

    • Peter B
      Peter B 3 days ago

      Total 2017, oh bullshit.. Socialism caused this! Now run along the adults are talking!

  • cAN a sad human being get subs?? Lmfao idek

    Ahh, I used to go to these type of places in Indonesia, it’s very normal for us to eat meat that flys has touch? It’s weird, but now living in Australia it’s..kinda..disgusting? But not really cause I’m not gonna judge. (Well kinda did)

  • nearly there foundation dot com

    Why extend human suffering to animals. Humans do not require meat to survive. This shows how sadistic humans could be even at times of crisis. Go vegan, save the world.

  • G M
    G M 6 days ago +1

    Socialism is wonderful isn't it? I wonder if the people know that the person who introduced it lives in wealth while the nation suffers.

  • Anwar Ali Anwar
    Anwar Ali Anwar 7 days ago

    Who is responsible for the crises. As I knew that this country produces oil in bulk quantity.

  • mikeleke0
    mikeleke0 7 days ago

    Quit with this commie sh*t already!

  • kaka kaka
    kaka kaka 7 days ago

    I wish I can help them

  • Owner of Shop
    Owner of Shop 8 days ago +95

    This tragic thing is still going on in Venezuela to date but please, keep donating millions to Notre Dame and ignore actual tragedy.

    • No Service
      No Service Day ago +1

      It's not other people's obligation, virtue signalling fuck blame your government. Although I'm sure other countries are helping Venezuela.

    • Owner of Shop
      Owner of Shop 6 days ago

      +CultoftheMoths Agreed

    • CultoftheMoths
      CultoftheMoths 6 days ago +4

      Well said!
      Even though Notre Dame was also dramatic the money was made back and now it’s time to focus on other things

  • Drew Lewis
    Drew Lewis 8 days ago +1

    This is what happens when the MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY ON THE PLANET


    (a bad mix for us all)
    Fight disinformation with your
    own mind and critical thinking
    -Vet your own news sources
    accept so called “Expert’s Opinions” as factual
    -Compare opposing points of view before you decide
    what’s true
    -Examine “Alternative Independent Media” that
    is uncensored by Google, Facebook, RUclip and other biased,
    controlling forces that might be manipulating and oppressing
    -Follow the money, who benefits from acts of violence
    can become the Resistance to this kind of misinformation
    If you want to know, have a look at these recent videos
    on youtube before they are censored and removed:
    FLAGS:FROM 911 TO SANDY HOOK” by Jim Fetzer
    “911 Psy Opera”
    by Ace Baker (1 hour version)
    “Where Did The Towers Go?” by
    Dr. Judy Wood
    “False Flags:Staged,Scripted,Mass Psy-Op Events”
    by noliesradio
    “Surviving Project MK-ULTRA & Psychiatry -
    CIA Mind Control Experiments In Vermont” by Alpha Mind
    “Ultimate TV Mind Control Documentary|Media
    Manipulation” by ODD Reality

  • Tom Hall
    Tom Hall 8 days ago

    Q. Why has the United States never experienced a military coup?
    A. It has no U.S. Embassy.

  • Tom Hall
    Tom Hall 8 days ago

    Thankfully, the BBC correspondent spared his viewers all reference to U.S. imposed sanctions, seizure of state assets abroad, funding and organising of coup attempts, opposition violence, and the many other forms of pressure externally applied against the elected government of Venezuela. Because mention of these things would create an imbalance in the Corporation's reporting.

  • The Femme Fatale
    The Femme Fatale 8 days ago +1

    Yes, it’s a cheap price but let us all remember that health is wealth.😊

  • Miss You
    Miss You 9 days ago

    Y buy meat no need just eat veg n fruits...government need to change

  • Scorpio Moon
    Scorpio Moon 9 days ago

    They are several successful socialist countries, lucky for them, they do not have oil the U.S. and ither foreign powers would like to exploit.

  • Jonathan Kelly
    Jonathan Kelly 9 days ago +1

    Strange fascicle load of rubbish report utter rubbish.

  • Stefan Uros Milić
    Stefan Uros Milić 9 days ago +1

    Bbc fake news

  • Nasser Derakhshan
    Nasser Derakhshan 10 days ago +5

    The BBC is at it again with its lies. Did BBC report anything about the Venezuelan gold "locked up" in London? Venezuela can buy a lot of food with that gold.

    • Ella Lorenzo
      Ella Lorenzo 9 days ago

      Nasser Derakhshan you are mentally ill shut up

  • Sam Labo
    Sam Labo 10 days ago +5

    I seen markets like these, outdoor no fridge. Small fast fan blows flies away.
    Exposed to the air in hot weather
    I don't buy anything from them. It smells they butcher at early morning so it is gone by days end
    Because no fridge

  • dawn zeraus
    dawn zeraus 10 days ago +1

    West propaganda to destroy Venezuela

  • Juancarlos Sanchez
    Juancarlos Sanchez 11 days ago +2

    USA .cause it

  • Hamza Baloch
    Hamza Baloch 11 days ago +1

    Thanks Captan America

  • Gloria Camacho
    Gloria Camacho 11 days ago

    Recycle metal

  • Giri
    Giri 11 days ago +1

    More BBC propaganda.

    DURAI VELU 11 days ago

    அட BBC நா ஃஃஃஃஃஃஃ

  • SpyDino 25
    SpyDino 25 11 days ago

    It look like pagpag

  • Yasmin Styles
    Yasmin Styles 11 days ago

    How can Maduro just sit and enjoy eating while the people he’s responsible are dying? This is so fucked !

    AMERICAN BOY 11 days ago +2

    Thank you IMF for everything that we have and ‘they have’!!!
    Very sad!!!

  • James Bond
    James Bond 11 days ago

    I can't believe American liberals think of these big government failed countries as an alternative to functioning capitalist societies

  • A. R.
    A. R. 12 days ago +3

    Is meat the only source of food they rely on??

  • Steven Cole
    Steven Cole 12 days ago +1

    More BBC fake news

  • C C
    C C 12 days ago

    The dream of Bernie Sanders

    • C C
      C C 6 days ago

      Ahahahah you really think stupid socialist

    • Love All
      Love All 11 days ago

      Idiot the capitalist USA sanction is responsible for this. Remember them whenever you fill your belly.

  • C C
    C C 12 days ago

    Viva socialismo

  • Bud O Green
    Bud O Green 12 days ago +6

    All thanks to US sanctions...

  • .....
    ..... 12 days ago

    Thet could dry the meat instead

  • chillomor bee
    chillomor bee 12 days ago

    Dictatorship and arrogance ,deadly combination

  • Phantom Alpha
    Phantom Alpha 12 days ago

    We should drop AOC off here for a few years.

  • Ivan Chernobyl
    Ivan Chernobyl 12 days ago +2

    work of nazi states of america

  • Mahima Arifi
    Mahima Arifi 12 days ago

    Shame that they sell that meat!

  • CarrieToo
    CarrieToo 12 days ago

    Positively disgusting.

  • Veseliy P
    Veseliy P 12 days ago +5

    The United States and the U.K. have been sanctioning Venezuela's oil exports for many years now, and have also frozen tens of billions of dollars of Venezuela's money in the Central Banking system, and have also frozen and refuse to repatriate tens of billions dollars worth of Venezuela's gold reserves. And all these sanctions is what is causing the economic crisis in Venezuela. The U.S. and the U.K. are doing all this in order to cause a regime change coup in Venezuela; all in order to install a puppet regime that would allow United States corporations to extract Venezuela's oil exports to the United States and to force all oil trades to be transacted via the U.S. dollar. So basically, the U.S. and the U.K. have caused this economic crisis, and now are posing as the peacekeepers and saviors who want to bring democracy and freedom to Venezuela. What a ruthless and evil plot. The U.S. and U.K. are holding hostage tens of billions of dollars of Venezuela's money and Venezuela's gold reserves, while offering to provide five million dollars of "humanitarian aid" to Venezuela? The U.S. and U.K. should keep their greedy claws away from Venezuela, and should remove all economic sanctions on Venezuela, and should return all of Venezuela's money and gold reserves to Venezuela; and the U.S. and U.K. should not meddle and interfere in the domestic affairs of foreign countries, and should not orchestrate regime change in other counties with the purpose of installing U.S. corporations to extract all the natural resources out of Venezuela. BBC news has done zero research on this topic.

    • Scorpio Moon
      Scorpio Moon 9 days ago

      Finally, an intelligent comment. This absolutely rings true

  • Bridget Saenz
    Bridget Saenz 12 days ago

    No more socialism in the world 🌎

  • Bridget Saenz
    Bridget Saenz 12 days ago

    Venezuela deserve freedom please help Venezuelan need invasions now

  • Alfred Cantu
    Alfred Cantu 13 days ago

    That's socialism ladies and gentlemen. Don't let Bernie Sanders fool you.

  • x5v3n
    x5v3n 13 days ago

    Build that wall!

  • Miguel Rodriguez
    Miguel Rodriguez 13 days ago +1

    I cant belive 4.4 million subscriber to this false shit.

  • Miguel Rodriguez
    Miguel Rodriguez 13 days ago +3


  • Bathmulang Warjri
    Bathmulang Warjri 13 days ago

    A bullet in their heads!! Politician's head deserve a bullet each!