Venezuela Seizes Supermarkets Amid Supply Shortages: VICE News Capsule, February 4

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Venezuela takes over private supermarkets suspected of hoarding goods, Britain could soon become first country to legalize the ‘three-parent’ baby, UN’s top court clears Croatia and Serbia of genocide during 1990s Yugoslav Wars, and NY attorney-general busts major retailers for selling bogus nutritional supplements.

Government Officials ‘Occupy’ Supermarket Chains Across the Country
National guardsmen temporarily took over 35 ‘Dia a Dia’ stores, which the government has accused of hoarding goods.

Parliament Votes in Favor of Controversial IVF Treatment
Doctors argue that taking DNA from three parents will help avoid mitochondrial diseases, which can cause long-term complications or death.

UN Court Absolves Serbia and Croatia of Genocide
The International Court of Justice says both sides carried out violent crimes during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, but cited a lack of evidence to prove intent to commit genocide.

New York Attorney-General Uncovers Herbal Supplement Scam
Walmart, Target, and other retailers allegedly sell products that don’t contain listed ingredients or contain fillers that could prove harmful to people with allergies or other sensitivities.

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