The Real ‘Humanitarian Aid’ in Venezuela: Govt Supplies Food at Affordable Prices to Local Residents

On Friday, February 22, the local Production and Distribution Committees (CLAPs) of Santa Teresa Parish in central-west Caracas held a supplementary food market in which 3,000 local residents had the opportunity to purchase a kilo of meat, a whole chicken, three packs of corn flour, pasta, canned sardines, toothpaste, and sanitary wipes all for 7,500 Bolivares, less than 3 US dollars. Eggs and fresh vegetables were also sold at affordable prices. This market was meant to complement the monthly distribution of subsidized food boxes, which are comprised of around eighteen kilos of rice, lentils, beans, pasta, cooking oil, among other products, all for 530 Bolivares or around fifteen US cents.