March 23
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro dined on expensive steak at a restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey, during a stop-off returning from a visit to China, drawing furor back home where millions struggle to get enough to eat and red meat is a rare luxury, Reuters reported.

Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe posted videos and photos on his Instagram and Twitter pages showing Maduro and his wife, Cilia, dining at the restaurant.

Venezuela’s political opposition jumped on the meal as evidence of Maduro’s disconnect from the country’s crisis, which has caused over 2 million people to emigrate to escape widespread shortages of food and medicine.

Almost two-thirds of Venezuelans surveyed in a university study published in February said they had lost on average 11 kilograms in body weight last year. 

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