Venezuelan security arrested some 400 people on Wednesday during the latest round of looting and food riots across the country. Washington and Caracas will hold high-level talks to see if a solution can be found to the situation in which mass starvation and societal collapse seems imminent. The Maduro government continues to blame its troubles on the US; but many recognize that the US is the only country capable of quickly providing the necessary humanitarian assistance. Washington is likely to insist that the Maduro government must go.
Christian Science Monitor: "As Food Supplies Dwindle in Venezuela, Children Feel a Sharp Pinch."
PanAm Post: "Food Riots Shut Down Venezuelan City as Police Join Rampage."