The residents of Venezuela have gotten used to spending days parked in mile-long traces for state-owned gasoline as shortages worsened for the world’s largest oil producer.
Within the capital of Caracas, lots of of motorists waited in traces final month whereas carrying rocks and pipes to defend themselves as Venezuela’s socialist regime clung to energy, The Wall Street Journal and others reported.
A teenage boy lost his eyesight Monday after a policeman fired pellets at him throughout a protest of gas shortages in Tariba in northwest Venezuela, The Solar newspaper in the UK reported.
Why the gas disaster?
Sanctions applied in January by the U.S. banned the sale of diluting brokers used for transporting and processing crude oil to Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., the nation’s state-run oil and pure gasoline firm.
Amid the sanctions, U.S. allies additionally have been “prohibited from doing enterprise” with the state-owned entity, in accordance…