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The Tragedy of Venezuela

Sargon of AkkadFeb 24, 2018, 12:20:48 AM
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This is what happens when you faithfully implement socialism.

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Entering 2017...not good https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2017/country-chapters/venezuela

Military controlling food https://www.cbsnews.com/news/venezuela-goes-hungry-military-makes-money-by-trafficking-food/

Hyperinflation and min wage hikes http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/09/news/economy/venezuela-minimum-wage-increase-hyperinflation/index.html

20k bolivar notes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/world/americas/nuevos-billetes-venezuela-new-banknotes.html

Broke millionaires http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/01/18/hyperinflation-renders-venezuela-nation-broke-millionaires.html

Failing healthcare system http://abcnews.go.com/International/reporters-notebook-inside-venezuelas-crumbling-health-care-system/story?id=44291337

Vice president drug trafficking https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/14/us-accuses-venezuelan-vice-president-of-role-in-global-drug-trafficking

Imperialist aggression over sanctions https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/14/venezuela-vice-president-sanctions-tareck-el-aissami-imperialist-aggression

CNN Spanish banned http://fortune.com/2017/02/16/venezuela-trump-cnn-espanol/

19lbs in weight loss http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-weight-loss-average-19lb-pounds-food-shortages-economic-crisis-a7595081.html

Running out of toilet paper http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-venezuela-toilet-paper-shortage-kass-0226-20160225-column.html

Arresting bakers over brownies https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/17/bakers-arrested-illegal-brownies-venezuela-bread-war

Supreme court usurping powers https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/30/venezuela-president-nicolas-maduro-national-assembly

Strip congress of powers https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/31/venezuela-senior-prosecutor-congress-nicolas-madura

back down https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-31/venezuela-s-top-prosecutor-calls-power-grab-unconstitutional

82% of Venezuelans in poverty https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/05/venezuela-western-socialists-nicolas-maduro-abuse

10 days of protests https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/venezuela-protests_us_58ea4aa1e4b05413bfe3981f

GM plant seized https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/general-motors-says-venezuelan-officials-illegally-seize-plant-n748741

Mother of all marches https://www.thedailybeast.com/venezuelas-mother-of-all-marches-tens-of-thousands-protest-president

12 killed in riots https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/world/americas/venezuela-riots.html

Armoured cars https://globalnews.ca/news/3428049/venezuelan-tanks-plow-through-crowds-as-2-month-protest-continues/

Constitution-rewrite a coup https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/02/venezuela-barricades-protests-new-constitution

Ruined the oil industry http://archive.is/RQd74

Military courts for civilians https://globalnews.ca/news/3428049/venezuelan-tanks-plow-through-crowds-as-2-month-protest-continues/

Infant mortality, malaria http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/10/health/venezuela-malaria-infant-mortality/index.html

From richest to poorest http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/how-venezuela-went-from-the-richest-economy-in-south-america-to-the-brink-of-financial-ruin-a7740616.html

200k against Maduro http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/21/venezuela-protests-200000-march-against-president-maduro-riots/

Internet surveillance and censorship https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/25/venezuela_increases_censorship_surveillance/

Venezuela paying its debts https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/26/why-the-venezuelan-government-is-throwing-its-people-under-the-bus.html

Goldman Sachs buying up bonds http://fortune.com/2017/05/30/goldman-sachs-venezuela-bonds/

Regret in 1 day. http://archive.is/6ftxX

Fatal shooting, new protests https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/venezuela-protester-killed-demonstrations

Prisoner abuse http://archive.is/5OgFY

Pinochet's son https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/venezuela-supreme-court-grenade-police-helicopter

false flag? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/28/venezuela-helicopter-attack-oscar-perez-rumors

Unofficial vote http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/07/venezuela-people-voting-today-170716021009272.html

Strike begins https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/20/538317797/fear-and-fury-in-venezuela-as-strike-protesting-dictatorship-begins

Constitutional referendum https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/25/venezuela-elections-all-you-need-to-know

CIA working apparently http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/cia-venezuela-crisis-government-mike-pompeo-helping-install-new-remarks-a7859771.html

Ban protests http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/27/americas/venezuela-48-hour-strike/index.html

Violence and death in election https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/30/world/americas/venezuela-constituent-assembly-election.html

Nation devoured by socialism https://nypost.com/2017/08/01/venezuela-a-nation-devoured-by-socialism/

WOW gold worth more than the bolivar http://fortune.com/2017/08/01/venezuela-bolivar-world-of-warcraft-currency/

Arresting opposition leaders https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/01/540790886/venezuela-agents-arrest-opposition-leaders-in-midnight-raids

The vote was bullshit anyway http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/02/americas/venezuela-election-turnout-manipulated/index.html

Rebellion http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-coup-uprising-terrorist-attack-military-nicolas-maduro-valencia-caracas-shooting-arrests-a7879321.html

Corbyn condemns violence on many sides http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40853378

Medical supplies run out https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/08/10/medicine-shortages-venezuela-dying-agony

Trump threatens action https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/11/donald-trump-venezuela-crisis-military-intervention

Bitcoins instead of bolivars https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/24/bitcoin-mining-is-popular-in-venezuela-because-of-hyperinflation.html

Maduro responds with conscription threats http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/venezuela-military-exercise-trump-threat-1.4264110

Treason trials for opposition, illegitimate http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41091745

Stops accepting dollars for oil https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-stops-accepting-dollars-for-oil-payments-following-u-s-sanctions-1505343161

The rabbit solution http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-nicolas-maduro-rabbits-breed-hunger-malnourishment-a7947591.html

Fails http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/14/put-bows-venezuelan-plan-encourage-rabbit-eating-amid-food-shortages/

Even Vox calls Maduro a dictator https://www.vox.com/world/2017/9/19/16189742/venezuela-maduro-dictator-chavez-collapse

Trump calls out socialism http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-venezuela-in-crisis-because-socialism-has-been-faithfully-implemented/article/2634867

Late on bond payment https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-20/venezuela-said-to-be-late-on-185-million-sovereign-bond-payment

Scavaging to survive http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/venezuelan-families-scavenge-food-survive-hunger-170925165215474.html

Strangely silent https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/09/jeremy-corbyns-silence-on-venezuela-speaks-volumes/

Airlines cancels flights http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/south-america/venezuela/articles/venezuela-is-it-safe-to-travel-why-go/

Polls https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/venezuela-polls-vote-maduro-grip-on-power-opposition-elections

Surprise wins in regional elections, despite polling http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-election-nicolas-maduro-socialists-chavez-result-a8003221.html

Objections https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/16/venezuela-elections-opposition-calls-for-protests-after-socialist-party-claims-win

Fraud claims https://www.ft.com/content/6bdb4434-b227-11e7-a398-73d59db9e399

Investors out https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/20/venezuela-has-reached-a-breaking-point-for-investors-commentary.html

Raiding homes https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/10/venezuela-allanamientos-ilegales-en-aumento-mientras-la-represion-llega-a-hogares/

Maduro eats on live TV http://www.newsweek.com/venezuelan-president-eats-empanada-live-tv-while-addressing-starving-nation-701050

Oil output at 28 year low https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-oil/venezuela-crude-output-hits-28-year-low-opec-idUSKBN1DD1QD

Debt default http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/14/news/economy/venezuela-debt-default-sp/index.html

Restructures debt with Russia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42006249

Accusations of crimes against humanity http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-maduro-latest-news-crimes-against-humanity-accusations-icc-a8059551.html

Opposition flee to spain http://archive.is/staeg

Cashless society, practically https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/30/venezuela-cash-economy-nicolas-maduro

Professors fleeing http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/30/americas/venezuela-teachers/index.html

Visit Venezuela! https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-01/venezuela-welcomes-all-tourists-crazy-enough-to-go-there

Purge the oil industry https://www.vox.com/world/2017/12/1/16723458/venezuela-oil-corruption-arrest-nicolas-maduro

Venezeual rolls out digital currency https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/04/venezuela-says-its-in-a-financial-world-war-and-wants-to-fight-back-with-its-own-digital-currency/?utm_term=.2c0b8b0f0f53

Children dying of malnutrition http://archive.is/r8FGO

Maduro blocks opposition http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuela-presidential-election-nicolas-maduro-opposition-candidates-blocked-justice-first-a8122726.html

Farmers struggle, people hungry http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42398814

Release political prisoners as goodwill gesture http://www.france24.com/en/20171224-venezuela-frees-80-political-prisoners-anti-maduro-protests-goodwill-holiday

Expell Canadian diplomat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-42480986

Bolivar's worthless, dollars demanded https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-economy/venezuelans-scramble-to-survive-as-merchants-demand-dollars-idUSKBN1EK0XK

Beating cows to death http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5262257/Starving-mob-beat-cattle-death-rocks-Venezuela.html

Barren farmlands https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-12-01/fallow-fields-show-crisis-in-hungry-venezuela-s-heartland-farms

Exodus https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/02/20/587242391/venezuelas-deepening-crisis-triggers-mass-migration-into-colombia