Update to this story

food card

Already in the state of Zulia in Venezuela, authorities are now looking to expand on the food appropriations cards seen above.  The data is stored on a SIM card on the obverse of the card and readable by authorities.

If a person has bought their allotment of rice, milk or bread for that week then will be told they can’t purchase it and it will go back onto the shelf.  This is assuming the store has any of those things to begin with.

Over the last four months poorer states in Venezuela have been subjected to long lines at stores and empty shelves.  The famine is now hitting larger states in Venezuela and such is why the government is expanding the card system.