Late in 2017, Venezuela began ramping up its political surveillance of their citizens in preparation of a coming election.
The government brought in something called the Homeland Card. The card isn’t ID, but it does allow the government to track the needs and political leanings of their citizens.
Unless Venezuelans register for the Homeland Card, they can’t vote, access public health care, universities or subsidized food.
Fifteen million Venezuelans have already signed up for the card. Many others will starve to death, if they don't.
And now the government will use data gathered by the card to direct the limited fuel supply of the ironically oil rich Venezuela, to those politically loyal to President Maduro.