Sure, people are literally starving in his country, but…empanada drawer.
Under President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela has been undergoing a massive case of food insecurity for years now.
Maduro has blamed the rampant malnutrition, empty supermarkets, and long lines for basic food staples — along with just about everything else wrong in his country — on interference from the United States.
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And in a country where Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds last year, Maduro himself has had no problem with skipping meals*, it seems.
(*We at BuzzFeed News do not believe in fatshaming. We do believe in calling out leaders who seem not to be suffering as their people starve.)
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And, friends, let me tell you that when the internet saw that video, their lives were changed anew.
We're still left with many questions about this whole affair though:
- How long was that empanada sitting there?
- What the heck was he talking about that made him so hungry?
- What flavor was the empanada?
- Are there more waiting in there?
The world may never know.