A BBC journalist, who attempted to film the crisis, was stopped and forced by soldiers to delete footage of a protest outside a supermarket as desperate Venezuelans waited for food.
Baying crowds shouted "We want to buy stuff!" as they grouped outside the store in the country's capital, Caracas.
BBC journalist Vladimir Hernandez reports that many people approached him to say they had queued for 12 hours without being able to buy what they wanted.
In the short clip, the crew are warned by a demonstrator that they have been spotted by members of the Venezuelan army.
They are soon surrounded by soldiers as the crowd screams: "Let them film!"
Soldiers can then be heard saying: "Delete that video right now in front of me," as the journalists are moved away from the demonstrations.
During his report on BBC Newsnight, the journalist said: "Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro faces an economic crisis unlike any Venezuela has seen before.