Venezuela socialist nightmare: Dead buried in plastic wrap because family can’t afford a casket

Venezuela socialist nightmare: Dead buried in plastic wrap because family can’t afford a casket

Fellowship of the Minds by Dr. Eowyn

Hollie McKay reports for Fox News, Dec. 13, 2018, that as the crisis in Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship deepens with mass hunger, starvation and a lack of medical supplies, there is no comfort even for the dead.

Venezuelan opposition leader Julio Borges, who has been living in exile in the Colombian capital of Bogota for the past nine months, told Fox News: “What is happening is medieval. People are ‘renting’ caskets for a service, but giving them back. The same casket is being used over and over again because people cannot afford to buy one. And then they have to wrap the body in plastic bags for the burial. Others don’t have money for a land plot, so they are burying loved ones in their back garden.

Other Venezuelans concur. They say the use of “common graves,” along with backyard burials, is becoming standard.

According to Julett Pineda, a Caracas health journalist, funerals in Venezuela cost more than 132 times the average minimum wage earned per month of around six dollars per person – making a final farewell far out of reach for most who would need years of savings to cover costs. Pineda told Fox News: “Funeral services are too expensive. Coffins are expensive, as well as paying for a place in the cemetery and everything that comes with it: the chapel for the service, the plate. People cannot have a decent funeral”[…]

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Editor’s Note:

As not reported by America’s Communist media complex is the reality that Communism is hell.

Also not reported on is exactly how close states that have been bankrupted by failed Progressive policies have driven middle class and poor Americans in similar situations?

As reported back in 2009, Detroit: Too broke to bury their dead and in 2011, Why Illinois Can’t Afford its Poor Dead.

Unfortunately, it’s not enough to wake up Americans living under the illusion that Communism is grand.

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