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The End of Venezuela

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
As an aside from the Trump show, have people been following what's going on in Venezuela lately? This NYT article sums it up well: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/world/americas/dying-infants-and-no-medicine-inside-venezuelas-failing-hospitals.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0, but basically the country is on the verge of simply ceasing to exist and completely collapsing.. it's pretty unbelievable. I can't think of another example of an arguably 1st world country devolving into chaos independent of a military conflict in the last 50 years...
post #2 of 12
All part of the "Economic Miracle." (At least they have reduced income inequality.)






Hugo Chavez’s economic miracle
The Venezuelan leader was often marginalized as a radical. But his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains


http://www.salon.com/2013/03/06/hugo_chavezs_economic_miracle/
post #3 of 12
Lol, Venezuela was in no way first world. It was and is a communist shit hole. Of course it ends this way.
post #4 of 12
Look! Everyone is equally poor and pathetic living in an equally crappy country run by billionaire socialists.


Great thread.

LOL venezuela.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post

Look! Everyone is equally poor and pathetic living in an equally crappy country run by billionaire socialists.


Great thread.

LOL venezuela.


Sometimes I feel like you and Piob are the only ones who get me.
post #6 of 12
"But he promised us free stuff!"

Enjoy your free stuff as you starve and begin to smell like an animal.

"Elections have consequences."

LOL.

Quote:
“We’re supposed to have access to basic foodstuffs on a particular day of the week, according to the final number of your ID card, but usually the products I need are not available,” says Cristina, a 60-year-old translator and conference producer from Caracas. “I have not been able to get milk, sugar or cornflour in about four or five months. Toilet paper is an issue, as well as soap and deodorant. I refuse to buy these products from the bachaqueros since I consider them crooks,” she says.

http://www.theguardian.com/global/2016/may/18/venezuelans-on-food-shortages-economic-crisis-blighting-daily-lives-maduro
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Sometimes I feel like you and Piob are the only ones who get me.

I think this means its time to reconsider your life.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
maduro has started mobilizing the military to help put down widespread protests, claiming he's heading off an impending us 'invasion', resources are continuing to fail and a military coup looks likely
post #9 of 12
The wily Richmondian Teger returns . . .
post #10 of 12
And kids in the west think these are the tools to vote for.
post #11 of 12
Fuck, that is horrible. Not a topic to snark over.
post #12 of 12
I saw this a while back and figured it would not end well: (Surprise, once the appliance stores got taken over, their owners never restocked them.)


Amid so much unease, President Nicolas Maduro has settled on radical, and some say self-defeating, solutions. In recent days he's ordered the military to take over appliance stores, which he's told to slash prices, leading bargain hunters to form block-long lines across the country.


http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2013/11/13/venezuela-appliances-crackdown-spurs-uncertainty
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