Problems in Venezuela – level 2
Across Venezuela, food riots and looting are a daily practice and a big problem for the government. Venezuelans stand in lines for food for hours, but when they get to the end, sometimes there is nothing left.
Oil markets finances the supermarkets, but the oil prices collapsed under the current president Maduro and there is no money for food. People must turn to the black market where products, like milk or sugar, are 10 times more expensive.
Last month, there were 641 protests and more than 160 of them were about food. Venezuela’s angry streets are a bigger problem for Maduro than his political opposition.
Difficult words: riot (a violent/angry/dangerous protest), looting (stealing things during a riot), collapse (fall down).
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