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- (informal) Derisive term referring to starvation in Venezuela (perceived to be) due to policies implemented by president Maduro.
- 2016, The Week, page 8:
- During a nationally televised speech this week, Maduro asked an audience member why he was so skinny, and one woman shouted out “the Maduro diet”—a common phrase among increasingly hungry Venezuelans.
- 2017, Mariana Zuñiga and Nick Miroff, Venezuela’s paradox: People are hungry, but farmers can’t feed them:
- This collective emaciation is referred to dryly here as “the Maduro diet,” but it’s a level of hunger almost unheard-of outside war zones or areas ravaged by hurricane, drought or plague.