As protests against Venezuela’s “democratic socialist” government roll into their third month, Dr. Henrique Montbrun, who oversees the triage post in the municipality of Baruta, says the violence in the country has reached unprecedented levels. “It’s madness…” 

If you ever wondered what life was really like in a post-collapse society, look no further than Venezuela.
Today, we’d like to share a first-hand report of everyday survival there:

venezuelaHyperinflation is well underway in Venezuela. June monthly figures put inflation around 22%, with inflation at 488% for the year but I know from personal experience that the government numbers, as with all governments, are heavily lied about.
Now comes a new disaster for Venezuela’s beleaguered citizens:

venezuelaWhat started as a trickle, with several hundred desperate women defying border guards and crossing into Columbia to retrieve badly needed supplies, has turned into a flood.  The Venezuelan government has acquiesced to the demands of its people, and has started opening the border with Columbia for brief periods of time, and Venezuelans are taking advantage of that in droves.
It’s estimated that over the weekend, 123,000 Venezuelans crossed into Columbia to buy supplies that can’t be found in their own country.

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venezuela goldJust over a year ago, cash-strapped Venezuela quietly conducted a little-noticed gold-for-cash swap with Citigroup as part of which Maduro converted part of his nation’s gold reserves into at least $1 billion in cash through a swap with Citibank.
We note this peculiar gold swap case because something curious took place overnight…

With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.
The exact same things that are happening in Venezuela right now are coming here too.  
It is just a matter of time…

venzuela central bankAccording to developing reports, an armed gunman has reportedly stormed Venezuela’s Central Bank.
“An armed person got in
,” one of the sources said by text message from the office in downtown Caracas. “We’re shut in our office. We don’t know what’s happening.”