Venezuela is a failed state from years of socialism.

There are reports of interminable long lines in supermarkets, although many shelves are empty; of food riots; and of people killing pets and zoo animals for food.

There are shortages of drinking water and of hospital supplies as basic as bandages, as well as massive power outages.

On Sept. 1, 2016, half a million people swarmed the streets of Venezuela’s capital to demand the recall of President Maduro — to no avail.

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The South American country is literally falling apart.

Now comes even more horrifying news: Prisoners are being cannibalized by fellow inmates.

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