Angry Venezuelans Take to Streets for 'Pork Revolution' Protests
Albanian Daily News
Published December 29, 2017
Protesters take to the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday night. The country has witnessed angry demonstrations over shortages of basic supplies including gas, food and water.President Nicolas Maduro has accused Portugal of being behind a pork shortage that left thousands of Venezuela's poor without their traditional Christmas dinner and sparked a fresh round of angry street protests.
On Wednesday Maduro announced he had been unable to distribute thousands of pork hind legs to the poorest neighborhoods in the country -- as he had promised earlier in the month. And he put the blame squarely on Portugal.
"What happened to the pork?" Maduro asked during a Wednesday televised address. "They sabotaged us. I can name a country: Portugal."