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Old 04-21-2017, 12:06   #121
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[It sounds like the people most badly hurt by the current state of affairs are apathetic toward any solution that involves working within Venezuela's political system, because even the organized opposition doesn't offer them any help. The only remaining options are to rebel, leave, or starve, and this article is leaning toward "starve.".
80% of the population starving, and they aren't allowed to leave. When they get hungry enough, it's going to get really ugly, and both the Maduro supporters and the organized opposition are likely to fare equally poorly.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:25   #122
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jamie foxx and sean penn will save the starving people of Venezuela

jamie foxx and sean penn will save the starving people of Venezuela, oh maybe not.

Funny how the hollywood celebrities go mute when people are starving and being murdered by a socialist/communist dictator. They were sure yucking it up last year.

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In surprising role, Jaime Foxx visits with President Maduro in crumbling Venezuela
Published October 05, 2016 FoxNews.com

Amid widespread unrest, massive shortages of food and basic supplies and a crumbling economy, on Tuesday Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro took the time to rub shoulders with two visiting Hollywood luminaries.

Jamie Foxx and actor/musician Lukas Haas paid a visit to the embattled head of state at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas. Maduro reportedly invited the pair so they could visit the government-funded film and TV studio, Fundación Villa del Cine, and other tourist attractions in the socialist nation.

Neither Foxx nor Haas spoke to the media during their visit, but Venezuelan media reported that the movie stars were in the country to “show support for the policies of the Bolivarian Government, in particular its social missions,” and “to learn about Venezuela’s Great Housing Mission,” a project which has purportedly built more than a million government-funded homes.

The actors were also invited by Maduro to attend the signing of an agreement between Venezuela and Jordan, Dubai and Italy for the construction of 13,912 homes in the central state of Aragua.

“We have given a warm welcome to two actors who are very admired by our people … Thank you for supporting this project, and its vision to add housing as a benefit for the people of the world,” Maduro said on state-owned VTV.

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Old 04-21-2017, 15:22   #123
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“to learn about Venezuela’s Great Housing Mission,” a project which has purportedly built more than a million government-funded homes.
Exactly why would Venezuela need a million government funded homes? They were doing just fine, in their own homes, before Hurricane Hugo Chávez hit.

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Old 04-21-2017, 15:30   #124
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Originally Posted by Team Sergeant View Post
...purportedly built...
Nothing to see here (literally). This sounds like the same way all those donations to the Clinton Foundation for Haiti got channeled to the people who need 'em. 'Tis the way of these clowns, which is why we should NEV-uh throw a dime to such a regime.
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Old 04-25-2017, 17:04   #125
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A very liberal newspaper, in an editorial piece finally acknowledges this obvious socialist failure - from South America's richest country to dangerous levels of poverty.

Complete article at link below.

The Guardian view on Venezuela: a country in pain
Tuesday 25 April 2017 14.33 EDT
Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has failed his country. Picked by Hugo Chávez as successor just before his death in 2013, President Maduro has been an incompetent leader in hard times. He has failed to address the economic crisis triggered when the fall in the price of oil exposed the weaknesses of Chavismo, his predecessor’s ambitious experiment in poverty alleviation and social ownership. Now, in what was once South America’s richest country, more than four households in five are in poverty, twice the level of when he came to power. Babies and children die for lack of access to commonplace medicines. Murder and kidnapping for ransom are rife. Inflation is running above 800%; the economy is contracting sharply. Democracy itself is being eroded as the president defends his faltering grip on power. Weeks of protests have been met by state violence, semi-official vigilantes and, increasingly, counterattack from some opposition groupings. There is a wretched stalemate; and there is a real fear that violence could soon escalate out of control.


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