Fights, punches, and mistreatment are the order of the day in supermarkets across Caracas, in spite of police surveillance
....Since violence erupts when scarce staples arrive in grocery stores, police officers, militiamen, and the People's Guard watch over the supermarkets in order to moderate buyers' behavior. Even though the security forces try to control buyers eager for food, violence stories abound.This is the result of the same philosophy that is behind Obamacare; private markets can't be trusted to produce and allocate goods and services. The government knows better.
So far, the USA has the shortages (access to government mandated health insurance).