Increasing Protests in Venezuela

Rationing of food is now occurring in Venezuela as a result of power shortages and lack of food available to the general public. This has caused great unrest amongst the public, a portion of which has become violent. There were riots in Maracaibo because of the powercuts that began on Monday. Maracaibo the second largest city in Venezuela is also not the only one where rioting is occurring.
Citizens of Venezuela are having to wait more than five hours to buy oil, and rice in their local markets and there is suffering all around. The outlook of the people in Venezuela has become pessimistic. Some citizens according to expert Adrian Jose Velasquez Figueroa have even begun to skip meals as a survival strategy. 13 percent of the people have been eating just one meal daily.
Many people are frightened because violence has increased nationwide. Neighbors cannot trust each other any longer. Overall this is the worst food shortage in the history of Venezuela and people are looking for someone to blame.

Velasquez Figueroa thinks that President Maduro has lost the confidence of his people, and the majority of them want him to resign. There has also been pressure for Rodolfo Torres the Food Minister to resign from office but the president blocked it.  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/protests-erupt-venezuela-power-crisis-deepens-160429072951748.html