Yet even as arepas are embraced from New York to Spain, they are disappearing in their hunger-wracked homeland.
Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies.
Lawmakers are proposing sanctions against Venezuela after an investigation found officials profited from food relief amid widespread starvation.
Venture into black markets and you'll find food unavailable in cheaper state-run groceries. The military isn't just running markets. It's getting rich off them.
In Venezuela, bread, meat, milk and other staples are scarce these days. So the government is urging urban slum dwellers to grow and raise their own food.
What do you get when you cross vegetables fresh out of the ground, the veganette, and a Venezuelan favorite? Answer: Dinner that's to die for.
Venezuela has the world's highest inflation rates which make it difficult for their poorest citizens to keep up with rising food prices.