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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land


    Just a barner.


    Beware the odds of March.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Sad to see it come to this, but it's been building for a long time.

    That said, I respect these people as they're standing up for themselves and refusing to take this lying down. Sometimes, you have to fight...
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Sad to see it come to this, but it's been building for a long time.

    That said, I respect these people as they're standing up for themselves and refusing to take this lying down. Sometimes, you have to fight...
    Yeah, this pretty much needs to happen. Authoritarianism must be crushed in all its forms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUDub View Post
    Yeah, this pretty much needs to happen. Authoritarianism must be crushed in all its forms.
    I hope this is a turning point for Venezuela and they get it right this time.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    http://whnt.com/2017/04/20/gm-halts-...ory-is-seized/

    General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of a factory in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.
    Companies have been cutting operations in Venezuela as a result of runaway inflation and strict currency controls. Last May, tire maker Bridgestone sold its business there after six decades of operating in the country.
    Bridgestone joined other foreign multinationals including Halliburton, Ford Motor and Procter & Gamble who have either slowed or abandoned their investments in Venezuela.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by NationalTitles16 View Post
    If those jobs had been in the US instead....

    I'm just sayin'.

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    GM closed that plant in late 2016.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Some articles/reports that I had tagged in recent years, some from a wiki link. The bottom article is a very good opinion piece from the WAPO.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/06/business/venezuela-chavez-oil-economy/

    http://cepr.net/blogs/the-americas-blog/venezuela-leads-region-in-poverty-reduction-in-2012-eclac-says

    http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/venezuela/overview

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-09-25/a-new-twist-on-capital-flight-venezuelas-absurd-airfares

    http://www.npr.org/2014/12/25/373128433/for-venezuela-drop-in-global-oil-prices-could-be-catastrophic

    http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2015/01/30/actualidad/1422646346_475356.html



    And finally an opinion piece on my Bolivia (a socialist country) is doing well vs Venezuela (a socialist country). I'll spoil it for you, it's based on the leadership being more frugal with their natural resources boon than was venequela. But the thing I got from both articles was, above all else, the only reason that socialism became a viable option was AFTER the discovery and increase in value of huge swaths of natural resources that both countries had. Without which, socialism wasn't possible. AKA we have no money to distribute equally

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/01/05/as-socialist-venezuela-collapses-socialist-bolivia-thrives-heres-why/?utm_term=.294da2597af1

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    Amid Venezuela unrest, experts worry that criminals will acquire military’s weapons

    The prospect of rogue groups obtaining the Igla-S is particularly frightening given its small size and effectiveness. Weighing only 24 pounds, the tube-like launcher could be relatively easy to smuggle across borders, and its 2.5 kilogram warhead can shoot down an airplane or helicopter from 3.7 miles away.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Venezuela is getting crazy
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    It doesn't reassure me that Trump wanted to invade Venezuela in 2017, and the people who stopped him then are no longer present.

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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by CharminTide View Post
    It doesn't reassure me that Trump wanted to invade Venezuela in 2017, and the people who stopped him then are no longer present.
    i hear he's got an opening on his schedule on the 29th. maybe he could fly down there and make a deal.
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    Re: My Venezuela Nightmare: A 30-day hunt for food in a starving land

    Quote Originally Posted by CharminTide View Post
    It doesn't reassure me that Trump wanted to invade Venezuela in 2017, and the people who stopped him then are no longer present.
    It seems clear that at their hearts American conservatives are always pursuing state building. In Trump's case it seems peculiar that among all of the unrest in Central America driving immigration to the US he is interested in the troubled state in South America that possesses oil reserves. As is always the case rather than meet with the states of the Southern Common Market to develop solutions Trump proceeds as the bully on the block.

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