This is what happens when the government takes control of every aspect of people's live. Venezuela is a living hell today because it was totally subjugated by a Socialist Revolutionary movement that promise wealth distribution and equality for all. Instead they looted the country by feeding the very poor bread crumbs, using them at the ballot box and later as thugs to keep order.
Today, because of ignorance, incompetence and a criminal plutocracy that drains the country's wealth to a very few; there are no more bread crumbs. Venezuelans cannot resist the regime now, even if they wanted to. Maduro feeds his armed forces well. The rest of the country is starving and find themselves flagging Garbage trucks not only as ambulances but for sustenance as they scavenge disgusting garbage for edible scraps.