"People are hunting dogs and cats in the streets, and pigeons in the plazas to eat," Ramon Muchacho, mayor of the Caracas district of Chacao, said this month in a tweet that was reported in many newspapers.
A major investigation is under way after an EgyptAir passenger jet disappeared over the Mediterranean.

Flight MS804 was travelling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew when it vanished early on Thursday.
The 50th anniversary of the start of the Cultural Revolution, which plunged China into a decade of chaos, has been met with silence in state media.
Capable of hitting targets 3,400 miles away, China's "Guam killer" missile is raising new fears of a growing Chinese threat to major U.S. military installations and stability in the Pacific Rim.
Live-streaming sites no longer allow videos of people eating the fruit in a "seductive" fashion.
Take an aerial tour of Apple Campus 2 as it constantly evolves during its construction.
They said that the war never changes – but what if it does? The introduction of digital technologies, the cyberspace of the World Wide Web has introduced new battlefields. How far will this fight go? Who has the upper hand? And can battles in virtual reality claim real lives? We ask the cyber-expert guru – John McAfee is on Sophie&Co today.