The fear of food shortages is driving many to follow what urban farmers have been doing for years: growing their own groceries.
“I handed out the food so it wouldn't go to waste,” said Luisa Changir, a 60-year-old Caracas resident.
Frito-Lay, however, claimed that reports of a snack deficit are overblown.
Reports also claim people have begun to eat horses, cats, dogs, and pigeons.
American visits to Cuba went up 77 percent in 2015, and food prices have been ballooning drastically on account of the flood of foreign cash.
The march was organized to pressure the country's electoral authorities to call a referendum on President Maduro's future before January 10, which would mean new elections if he lost.
The lingering effect of last year’s pumpkin deficit is being felt now as some brewers are reporting problems in sourcing pumpkin puree for their fall pumpkin beers.
President Nicolás Maduro has signed a decree that allows the labor ministry to order "all workers with enough physical capabilities and technical know-how" to join a government drive to increase food production in the context of severe shortages.
The protests came after the country’s electoral authorities missed their own deadline for deciding whether to allow the opposition to move efforts to force a recall referendum on President Nicolás Maduro to the next stage.
Three Caracas residents show us what they've been able to find amidst Venezuela's ongoing food crisis.