The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has led to extreme food shortages. The shortages and related inflation were caused in part by Maduro's tight controls on imports entering Venezuela after oil prices fell dramatically. The results are staggering: about 75% of Veneuelans have lost weight and 90% of Venezuelans say they don't have enough money to afford food, according to the Associated Press. The opposition-led National Assembly has declared a food emergency, but the view of the new, Constituent Assembly established by Maduro's decree is unknown.
Since the government is blocking most humanitarian aid, do you think it's possible for the opposition and government to work together to provide food for Venezuelans? If so, how?
What can we do to learn from the current situation in Venezuela? How can this be avoided in the future?