The aftermath at a looted government food store in Guarico Saturday. (Aporrea) Bogota, January 16 2018 ( ) – Isolated incidents of looting broke out in several Venezuelan states over the weekend, as citizens vented their frustration with the country’s worsening economic crisis. On Saturday, up to 2000 Venezuelans are reported to have looted a government bank, private and government-sponsored food stores, and one liquor store in Guarico state, leading to a stand-off with police who dispersed looters with rubber bullets and tear gas. Up to 249 people are reported to have been arrested in relation to the unrest, though no serious injuries have been reported.