Venezuela’s new decree: Forced farm work for citizens

Venezuela’s new decree: Forced farm work for citizens, by Patrick Gillespie.

A new decree by Venezuela’s government could make its citizens work on farms to tackle the country’s severe food shortages.

That “effectively amounts to forced labor,” according to Amnesty International, which derided the decree as “unlawful.”

In a vaguely-worded decree, Venezuelan officials indicated that public and private sector employees could be forced to work in the country’s fields for at least 60-day periods, which may be extended “if circumstances merit.”

Talk about reproducible results. This often happens when socialism gets excessive. It’s a complete mystery to those on the left with no understanding of economics or people.