Venezuela, The Starving Socialist Dystopia, Is Close To Bankruptcy | Page 45

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  1. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I would understand if the Cuban government televise that ass-backward propaganda shit domestically for the sheeple's consumption, but why they actually post that joke about this sham election being "the will of the Venezuelan People" in English so the entire world can read and laugh at them is beyond me.
     
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  2. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    EU declines to recognize Venezuela election but shies away from sanctions
    Robert-Jan Bartunek and Gabriela Baczynska | August 2, 2017

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    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Wednesday declined to recognize the result of Venezuela's violence-marred election and said it was ready to "gradually step up" pressure on leftist President Nicolas Maduro, though shied away from introducing sanctions.

    The European Union's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said in a statement that the bloc's 28 member states could not recognize the Constituent Assembly "as they have concerns over its effective representativeness and legitimacy".

    The assembly is meant to be a legislative super-body that has been decried by critics as illegitimate. It is designed to give Maduro powers to rewrite the constitution and sideline the opposition-led congress.

    Venezuela jailed two leading Maduro critics on Tuesday in a fresh blow to the opposition after deadly protests erupted around Sunday's election, prompting the United States to impose sanctions on the president.

    Washington and the EU tend to coordinate their sanctions but the bloc has been divided over how to respond.

    The bloc told Maduro to "take urgent measures to rectify the course of events" and that it was "ready to gradually step up ... response in case democratic principles are further undermined and the Venezuelan Constitution is not respected".

    It would need unanimity to act. Spain has been the most vocal in advocating sanctions but others have mostly been coy.

    The head of the bloc's common parliament, Antonio Tajani, on Tuesday joined those calling for Maduro to be punished.

    In a letter, he said that following the "unjustified arrests" of opposition leaders Antonio Ledezma and Leopoldo Lopez, he would like to consider "freezing assets and imposing travel ban to the EU to the members of the Venezuelan government including its President, Nicolas Maduro and its entourage".

    Diplomats in Brussels said that did not seem imminent, but stressed the sense of worry was building up in the bloc and that could lead to more action ahead.

    For now, the bloc also called on Maduro to free jailed political opponents, and on all sides to refrain from violence.

    On Monday, the United States froze Maduro's assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction, and barred Americans from doing business with him.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-eu-idUSKBN1AI18S
     
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  3. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    China backs ally Venezuela, says Constituent Assembly vote 'generally held smoothly'
    August 2, 2017

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    Flames erupt as clashes break out while the Constituent Assembly election is being carried out in Caracas, Venezuela, July 30, 2017.

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Venezuela's close ally China said it believed voting in the country's Constituent Assembly election was "generally held smoothly", brushing off widespread condemnation from the United States, Europe and others and evidence of voting irregularities.

    The U.S. government slapped sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro earlier on Monday in response to Sunday's election, which it called a "sham".

    Governments from Spain to Canada to Argentina and Peru joined Washington in denouncing the vote, which was boycotted by the opposition and widely seen as an affront to democracy.

    Venezuela inflated the turnout figures for its constituent assembly election by at least 1 million votes, the company that provides the country's voting machines said on Wednesday, an accusation the government quickly dismissed as "irresponsible."

    But in a statement late on Wednesday, China's Foreign Ministry said it had noted that the elections were "generally held smoothly", though it also noted "the reaction from all relevant sides".

    China does not believe in interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, it added.

    "We sincerely hope that all sides in Venezuela can orderly resolve the relevant issue with peaceful dialogue within a legal framework, and protect the country's stability and socio-economic development," the ministry said.

    "China believes that the Venezuelan government and people have the ability to properly handle their internal affairs. A stable developing Venezuela accords with all sides interests."

    China and oil-rich Venezuela have a close diplomatic and business relationship, especially in energy.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-china-idUSKBN1AJ04X?il=0
     
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  4. Rematch Female oil checking = AWESOMENESS!!!!!

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    That's some shit.
     
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    hope venezuela can get its shit together sometime. I would love to visit there.
     
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  6. lifelessheap Red Belt

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    Marxist retards getting what they wanted. Big government, big problems.

    And to the Leftist retards who want to bring this to America, please stop using evil corporate products. Stop driving. Stop using the internet. Stop using your phone. All you are doing is supporting evil capitalistic monsters!

    I wonder how innovative the new iPhone would be if the government took over Apple?
     
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    Ken Livingstone calls for Venezuelan-style constitutional power grab in Britain as he defends Nicolas Maduro’s regime


    Key Jeremy Corbyn ally said reports of opposition leaders being arrested by the hard-left regime were ‘propaganda’

    KEN Livingstone appeared to call for a Venezuelan-style constitutional power grab in Britain as he defended Nicolas Maduro’s brutal crackdown.

    One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest political allies said reports of opposition leaders being arrested by the hard-left regime were “propaganda”.[​IMG]
    And he repeated his extraordinary claim that the reason Venezuela has descend into economic chaos is not due the failed socialist system – but because Hugo Chavez “didn’t kill all the oligarchs”.

    Instead he blamed America for interfering in left-wing Latin American countries and dismissed reports the turnout in this week’s controversial referendum had been manipulated to add an extra million votes.

    The former London Mayor then went further than just backing the reforms that give Mr Maduro’s party sweeping new powers, and have seen the power of the country’s Parliament abolished leading to days of unrest and at least a dozen deaths.

    Despite them being condemned internationally and leading to the US labelling the country a dictatorship, he called for the UK to have “a look at our own constitution” in a similar way.

    Speaking to TalkRadio he said the controversial changes were simply to break the deadlock between the parliament and the president.

    He said: “I mean, I’d like to see us do that here in Britain.
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    “It’s time we had a real look at our constitution because we’re the most centralised of all the western countries.

    “Local councils are just little rubber-stamps.”

    America has imposed sanctions on Mr Maduro, and Boris Johnson has accused him of behaving like the “dictator of an evil regime”, a label Mr Livingstone rejected.

    Clashing with host Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “Give me the evidence.


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/41618...britain-as-he-defends-nicolas-maduros-regime/
     
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    Jeremy Corbyn ally attacks US sanctions on Venezuela as pressure grows on the Labour leader to condemn Maduro
    Rob Merrick Deputy Political Editor | Thursday 3 August 2017​

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...lliamson-labour-leader-left-a7874306.html?amp
     
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    Turnout figures for controversial Venezuela vote were 'tampered with', says ballot firm
    By Arj Singh | August 2, 2017​


    The result of the controversial vote to give Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro almost unlimited powers was "tampered with", according to the company that provided the technology for the country's voting system.

    Smartmatic's chief executive Antonio Mugica said turnout in the vote for a constitutional assembly to overhaul the country's political system was overstated by "at least one million votes".

    Turnout is seen as crucial in determining the legitimacy of the vote as opposition groups boycotted the election, refusing to field candidates.

    Venezuela's National Electoral Council has said more than eight million people voted to grant Mr Maduro's government the powers with the assembly.

    But Mr Mugica said he "cannot endorse" the announced election result as opposition parties were not present to provide oversight to ensure Mr Maduro's government announced the correct results, due to the boycott.

    He told a press conference in central London: "It is... with deepest regret that we have to report that the turnout figures on Sunday July 30 for the constituent assembly in Venezuela were tampered with."

    He went on: "Based on the robustness of our system, we know, without any doubt, that the turnout of the recent election for a national constituent assembly was manipulated."


    Mr Mugica added: "An audit would allow everyone to know the exact participation.

    "We estimate the difference between the actual participation and the one announced by authorities is at least one million votes.

    "It is important to point out that this would not have occurred if the auditors of all political parties had been present at the different stages of the election."

    Mr Mugica also dismissed questions about past concerns around the company's links with the Venezuelan regime, telling reporters: "We're presenting factual data and anyone that wants to check this factual data should try to do so.

    "We have never had links with absolutely any government around the world.

    "However, it is common that losing parties in different countries where we operate tend to say that we have links to the winning parties.

    "It's just part of working in the elections field."

    Smartmatic provided around 24,000 machines for Venezuelans to cast their ballot electronically, and then sent a results report to the country's National Tabulation Centre.

    At the centre, the authorities then ignored the company's results report and announced altered figures in its place as there were no opposition parties present to access the information and ensure the correct outcome was communicated to the public, Mr Mugica said.

    He said the company's system has a total turnout figure but that it would need to be verified by an audit, which Smartmatic would carry out if it were asked.

    Asked why Smartmatic spoke to the media before Mr Maduro's regime, he said: "I guess we probably thought that the authorities would not be sympathetic to what we had to say."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...martmatic-nicolas-maduro-powers-a7873956.html
     
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    ‘Gringos and Brits’ - Venezuelan leader launches astonishing attack over corruption claims

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    VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro has accused a UK-based technology company of being part of a conspiracy to undermine the results of the country's controversial elections.

    The power-mad leader branded the head of Smartmatic "a stupid guy" for saying turnout figures for the constituent assembly election were exaggerated by at least one million.

    Smartmatic chief executive Antonio Mugica, whose company provides voting technology to countries all over the world, said the figure for Sunday's vote had been manipulated "without a doubt".

    But Maduro has stood by the numbers, and said the company was under pressure from the US to make it look like the vote was rigged.

    He told supporters: “That stupid guy, the president of Smartmatic, pressured to the neck by the gringos and the Brits, said there were 7.5 million [votes].

    “I think there were 10 million Venezuelans who went out.”

    According to the official count, eight million votes were cast in the ballot to select members of an assembly charged with writing a new constitution.

    The assembly will be made up entirely of members from Maduro's ruling Soclalist Party and will be able to give greater powers to the president and dissolve institutions.

    Maduro has already said he plans to wield his new powers to crush his opponents.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world...n-rigged-donald-trump-sanctions-gringos-brits
     
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    Ken Livingstone: Venezuela crisis due to Chávez's failure to kill oligarchs



    https://www.theguardian.com/politic...gstone-venezuela-crisis-hugo-chavez-oligarchs
     
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    their excuse is something along the lines of "we don't have a choice, its all around us, we hate it but we still use it, its bad but its still wrong"

    as explained to me by some idealistic marxist loony on this forum
     
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    The Smartmatic company also handled the 2016 Ph elections and there were some controversies as well specialy for the vice presidential race.


    As for China it does not look good on them and their other allies if they keep supporting Venezuela this way.


    China gonna China how unfortunate those commies is the 2nd largest ecconomy and a lot countries needs to trade with them.

    Its funny how offten some Chinies appologist would tell me "China is no longer a real communist" yeah right!
     
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  16. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    I understand Cuba is supporting Maduro because of their shared passion for Communism and Dictatorship.

    I understand China is supporting Maduro because they're still holding out dreams and hopes to get back some of that $80 Billion odious loan they wired to his account.

    I don't understand why so many elected British MPs are licking Maduro's ass at this point.


    Even the Socialist-sympathizing cunts in Hollywood like Michael Moore and Sean Penn have the decency to shut the fuck up the moment Venezuela started running low of food and toilet paper last year.

    American politicians love to throw that Socialist label around for fun, but it seems to me that even Bernie Sander would be a rightwinger (or a Centrist at best) compare to the British Labour cunts, who are STILL on their knees giving BJs to bona-fide Dictator Nicolas Maduro, even after Latin America is fed up with his authoritarian socialist bullshit.
     
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    The cult of Marx is strong
     
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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN1AM0HA

    Venezuela quells attack on military base, two killed

     
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