Venezuela, The Starving Socialist Dystopia (Part 1)

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  1. Arkain2K

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    Maduro may allow food aid into Venezuela if opposition recognizes Assembly as legitimate
    By Antonio Maria Delgado | January 11, 2018

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    Facing an explosive crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is considering allowing international food donations to enter his country, but wants the opposition to recognize the legitimacy of the controversial National Constituent Assembly (NCA).

    Maduro also wants to control the distribution of the food donations — so far denied entry by the government despite growing food shortages and looting — according to sources close to the situation.

    The proposal has been under consideration during negotiations between the government and opposition this week in the Dominican Republic, said three sources. Two of the sources are diplomats who have been briefed on the conversations, and the third is an opposition official.

    The sources agreed that the arrival of humanitarian aid and the legitimacy of the NCA are two of the key issues under negotiation behind closed doors. Also on the agenda are the U.S. sanctions on the Maduro government and early presidential elections.

    But the legitimacy of the Constituent Assembly would be difficult for the opposition to accept. The umbrella Democratic Unity Roundtable — known as MUD — has repeatedly called it a fraud organized by Maduro to seize total and unchallenged control of the nation.

    “Accepting the Constituent Assembly means surrendering the country. It is legitimizing the regime’s staying in power and driving the final nail into the casket of freedom in Venezuela,” said Diego Arias, a former Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations who lives in New York.

    Opposition leader Maria Corina Machado agreed. “Any decision taken in the Dominican Republic to accept [the NCA] or even ignore it would be absolutely unacceptable to us,” she said.

    The Constituent Assembly is a fraudulent entity that could reverse any government decisions, including any agreement reached in the Dominican Republic, Machado added, by phone from Venezuela.

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    How are they inching closer to collapse? That system caved in on itself.
     
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    I'd say it's still crumbling in every day.

    The Chinese and Russians are still trying to prop Maduro's government up, presumably because they don't want to lose all those billions they have already invested into this dumpster fire.
     
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    The roof is gone. They have 3 walls up and the fourth is in the front lawn.
     
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    This is insane.

    Do you guys think it will reach Cuba levels or go as far as North Korea levels?
     
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    NK the people are too starved to fight and the military is being kept comfortable.
     
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    You are never too starved to fight IMO, what happens in NK is that the security apparatus is insane and there is absolute control on the flow of information.

    Venezuela would need to crackdown on the internet and close its borders.
     
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    I dont think so then. My GF is Venezuelan and she readily communicates with her family in the country every day. Here mom and sister were just here last month, and plan on coming back in a few months.
     
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    You need beans, bullets and bandaids to win a war and the govt are the only ones with any of them.
     
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    If I was a banker in China or Russia, I'd cut my losses now. They're throwing good money after the bad. Maduro's government is a bottomless pit of corruption and incompetence. No amount of foreign aid money will save it.
     
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    Ten Dollars Makes You A Millionaire In Venezuela
    Kenneth Rapoza | Dec 18, 2017

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    A man shows the new local community currency, the panal, launched in the '23 de Enero' working-class neighborhood in Caracas on December 15, 2017. A collective in a hilltop shantytown in Caracas created its own currency, the panal, in an attempt to fight chronic shortages of bolivars, the national currency of inflation-ridden Venezuela. The panal can be exchanged locally for staples like bread, sugar and other farm goods grown or produced in the neighborhood.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrap...-you-a-millionaire-in-venezuela/#2595530419ad
     
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    Would be much easier if they had a 2A protected right, huh?
     
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    The starvation and hunger is what gets people to start fighting mate. Look at where we are now in the US that the citizenry, especially in places like CA and NY put up with. Do you imagine there would be that kind of leniency if they were hungry?
     
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    The most beautiful girl I ever met is from Venezuela. White bitch, but got dem tities.
     

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