Requiem for Venezuela

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    Lots of reports about Venezuela falling apart have been around for months. However, this is the first time I've seen the vaunted New York Times do the same. But. Read the article and nowhere will you find anything about the cause – socialism and a typical socialist dictator.



    In the capital’s Dr. José María Vargas hospital, a doctor watched a 73-year-old woman die of kidney failure because the hospital lacked the medicine to perform a routine dialysis. In a Caracas police station, more than 150 prisoners crowded into a cell made for 36, standing shirtless (there was no room to sit) in the stench of sweat and feces. In arid Lara state, an elementary-school teacher told of children fainting in class from hunger. The economy contracted by almost 6% last year, and is expected to shrink by as much as 10% this year.



    And it sits atop a massive amount of oil! Oops. Could it be that the country's woes come from the fact that their 7-11 franchises no longer sell Venezuelan oil? Or that the USA is now nearly oil dependent? Didn't notice that anywhere in the article and can't understand why.



    Full story w/photos @ How Venezuela, Once Latin America's Richest Nation, Collapsed
     
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    Ever heard the joke What happens when socialists take over the desert? Nothing at first...then a shortage of sand.
     
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    If ya can't beat `em - jail `em...
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    Venezuelan court upholds sentence given opposition leader
    Aug 12,`16 -- A Venezuelan appeals court upheld on Friday the nearly 14-year prison sentence imposed on opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez for inciting violence during anti-government protests in 2014, his lawyer said.
     
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    Mismanaged oil wealth. They should have "kept it in the ground". :lol:
     
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    You mean socialism isnt the path to a brighter future?
    Who knew?:uhh:
     
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    Venezuela/Colombia border reopens again...
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    Venezuelans cross into Colombia after border is reopened
    Sat, 13 Aug 2016 - Thousands of Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food and medicines on the first day after the border is reopened.
     
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    No food and they don't have a humanitarian crisis???...
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    Venezuela's U.N. ambassador: We have problems but no humanitarian crisis
    Aug. 15, 2016 -- Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations has denied U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's comments that there is a humanitarian crisis occurring in the country.
     
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    It is the fault of the people of Venezuela apparently. They have failed to become good socialists by continuing the capitalist imperialist practice of eating food to live.
     
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    Let `em eat cake...
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    Venezuelan president to expand welfare health program amid economic crisis
    Aug. 22, 2016 -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has vowed to expand a welfare healthcare program to all of the South American country's states by early 2017.
     

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