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An Increase in Dumpster Diving for Food - the Failed Economics of Venezuela's Maduro

Venezuela's middle class - small business owners, college students and pensioners have now joined the country's unemployed in dumpster diving for food in the face of bare economic times brought to wrought by President Nicolas Maduro's failed economic policies.

As reported by the Associated Press(AP) earlier today, people who consider themselves middle class in the oil-rich nation are now joining the unemployed in congregating at a trash heap on a downtown Caracas  sidewalk to pick through rotten fruit and vegetables thrown out by local shops. For some Venezuelans, the trash pile is the last stop before possible starvation as severe chronic food shortages continue to plague the nation, while Maduro blames others for his failed economic policies.

According to the AP news report citing a study by three leading Caracas, Venezuela, universities, while poverty eased under the late Hugo Chavez, 76 percent of Venezuelans are now living under the poverty line under President Maduro, compared with 52 percent in 2014.

"We're seeing terrible sacrifices across many sections of society," confirmed Carlos Aponte, a professor at the Central University of Venezuela. He added: "A few years ago, Venezuela didn't have the kind of extreme poverty that would drive people to eat garbage."

Yet, Nicolas Maduro continues his grip on Venezuela thwarting a recall petition and jailing dissenters. Ultimately, the people of Venezuela will decide how much more of Maduro's policies they will accept.