Venezuelan government mandates fingerprint biometrics for food

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

The move to biometric scanners has become a reality, even though the effort began a few years ago by President Nicholas Maduro. It is called the “Fingerprints for Food” program by the socialist government, as reported by the Miami Herald. With it, people can only get minimal goods, medicine and supplies from the state-owned grocery stores.

Maduro said fingerprinting was necessary to prevent hoarding and to keep price-controlled food from being resold for profit.

Consumers must also show ID.

For years, Venezuela has been short on food, which has been made worse from the global oil glut, since they depend heavily on oil revenue, along with other socialist, Latin American countries.

“All these governments — Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Venezuela — were still wholly dependent on the sale of commodities. So the Drop in commodity prices really has exposed the vulnerability of many of the leftist governments,” said Tinker Salas, a Professor of Latin American History at Pomona College in a Sputnik interview.

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