International Venezuela, The Socialist Dystopia, v2: The region's worst humanitarian crisis in decades

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  1. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies for those who don't register for "Fatherland ID"
    August 14, 2018

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  2. ElKarlo

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    I mean you have to forgive otherwise you'll never move forwards. You'll ND up creating resistant cells to protect themselves from vengeance .
    That said, it's amazing how bad things are when hospitals don't have water, soldiers fight for three meals a day and some tp.
    This seems to be spiraling
     
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  3. ShinkanPo

    ShinkanPo I am done with Love I don't believe it.

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    I wonder how long will this Madurodur nightmare will last? People are already running out of water!
     
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  4. DespicablePeep

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    Can't understand how it went this far and its not like Maduro will turn the economy around. Just waiting for a coup hope it it comes soon
     
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  5. b-hop

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    And them, the socialists in our homeland aka traitors want to force american people to receive these "refugees". Fuck that.
     
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  6. ShinkanPo

    ShinkanPo I am done with Love I don't believe it.

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    Exactly I don't see anything in Maduros recent remarks that he is willing to make any coherent economic reforms nor allow foreign aid to enter his country all he is doing is blaming every country as if continuing to antagonize capitalist countries will solve anything in his country.
     
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  7. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Here's his grand plan:

    Venezuela Cuts to Fight Inflation (Zeroes From Its Currency, That Is)
    By Nicholas Casey | Aug. 16, 2018

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  8. Black Helicopters

    Black Helicopters Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    In 30 years we’ll hear about how the evil Americans toppled yet another democratically elected socialist and how great things were until the US started sanctioning them
     
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  9. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Venezuelans rush to shop, fill tanks before monetary overhaul
    By Shaylim Castro, Isaac Urrutia | August 17, 2018

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    People line up to withdraw cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) outside a Banco Mercantil branch in Caracas, Venezuela August 17, 2018

     
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  10. DespicablePeep

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    Not this time
     
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  11. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Venezuela Devalues Currency by 96% and Hikes Wages by 6000%, Stoking Fears About Instability
    The response to Maduro’s measures, meant to reassure the public, was one of alarm
    By Kejal Vyas and Maolis Castro | Aug. 18, 2018

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  12. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Angry Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants after local restaurant owner stabbed and beaten
    Anthony Boadle | August 18, 2018

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    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.

    The demonstrations forced hundreds of Venezuelans to flee back across the frontier on foot and residents set fire to the belongings they left behind and to tires to block the only road crossing between the two countries, video images released by the state of Roraima government showed.

    The outburst of anger was sparked by the robbery and severe beating of a resident in his home on Friday night by four Venezuelans, Roraima state security secretary Giuliana Castro said by telephone.

    The four Venezuelan suspects stole 23,000 reais ($5,800) from the restaurant owner, identified only as Raimundo. He suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital unconscious but was reported to be out of danger, said Castro, who is also head of the state’s police force.

    After crossing back into their country, Venezuelans migrants attacked a group of 30 Brazilians who were shopping across the border and who had to be taken to a shelter, Castro said.

    Venezuela’s government expressed concern about reports of attacks on its citizens and a “massive eviction” of Venezuelans, and asked Brazil to guarantee their safety. A foreign ministry statement said the violence was fueled by xenophobia.

    Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have poured over the border into Roraima state over the last few years, fleeing economic and political turmoil in their country. The influx has overwhelmed the state’s social services and brought a rise in crime, prostitution and disease, and has sparked incidents of xenophobia, Brazilian government officials say.

    A Pacaraima resident who asked to be identified only as Ismael said by telephone that the four Venezuelans allegedly entered the restaurant owner’s home, tied him and his wife up and stabbed and beat the man severely before robbing his house.

    “The people here are up in arms. They are burning the belonging of Venezuelans who were camped out here,” Ismael said. He said police were looking for the four men.

    “Out, out, out! Go back to Venezuela,” demonstrators shouted at the Venezuelans as they rushed passed the border post carrying what they could, video images distributed by the Roraima government showed.

    Brazilian army soldiers stationed at Pacaraima to help maintain order asked Venezuelan immigrants to return across the border for their own safety, Castro said.

    Venezuela’s economy has been in steep decline and there are periodic waves of protests against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro argues that he is the victim of a Washington-led “economic war” designed to sabotage his administration through sanctions and price-gouging.

    “The only people responsible for this tragedy are Maduro and his gang,” tweeted Venezuelan opposition politician Ismael Garcia about the flare-up in Brazil.

    The Roraima government has declared the immigration influx a social crisis and asked Brazil’s federal government to close the border, which it will not do for humanitarian reasons.

    The Brazilian government said late on Saturday that it was sending more troops to Pacaraima to back up border police.

     
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  13. funcrusher2007

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    I can’t understand how he still has any type of support?!!

    Also how he hasn’t got a bullet in his head yet.
     
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  14. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Damn, shit is getting rough for Venezuelan immigrants in Brazil:

     
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    Venezuela crisis: Brazil deploys troops after migrant attacks
    August 19, 2018


    Brazil is sending troops and extra police to the border town of Pacaraima where Venezuelan migrant camps were attacked and set ablaze.

    President Michel Temer held an emergency meeting on Sunday as regional tensions rose over the numbers fleeing crisis-hit Venezuela.

    Venezuela has asked its neighbour to ensure the safety of its citizens.

    In Ecuador, desperate Venezuelans were reported to be crossing the border in defiance of new entry requirements.

    Hundreds were stranded on Saturday when Ecuador brought in new rules requiring Venezuelans crossing from Colombia to have valid passports rather than just identity cards.

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    Residents of Pacaraima barricaded roads near the camps and burned migrants' belongings


    Most of the migrants are heading south to join family members in Peru and Chile.

    They are seeking a better life amid a worsening political and economic crisis in Venezuela that has led to soaring inflation and chronic shortages of food and medicines.

    What happened on the Brazilian border?

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    In Pacaraima on Saturday, several migrant encampments were attacked by angry residents following reports that a local restaurant owner had been badly beaten by Venezuelans.

    There has been growing animosity towards the numbers of Venezuelan migrants entering Roraima state in recent months.

    Gangs of men carrying stones and sticks set fire to tents and other items belonging to the Venezuelans, and more than 1,000 migrants were said to have fled back across the border.

    On the Venezuelan side, there were reports that Brazilian cars had been attacked.

    Pacaraima was reported to be quiet on Sunday. Brazil's public security ministry said it was sending a contingent of 60 troops to support police in the area. They are due to arrive on Monday.

    Meanwhile, the Venezuelan foreign ministry called on Brazil to give "guarantees to Venezuelan nationals and take measures to safeguard and secure their families and belongings".

    What's happened in Ecuador?

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    Correspondents said many desperate Venezuelan migrants were defying new rules on Sunday and crossing the border from Colombia into Ecuador.

    At the Rumichaca checkpoint near the western town of Ipiales, dozens who had been stopped from crossing on Saturday simply walked across the loosely guarded border, Reuters news agency reported.

    "We have no money, we need to move on now and get our lives back," said primary school teacher Mayerly Isaguirre.

    Many others were huddled in makeshift camps trying to stay warm in the mountainous climate.

    "We are from the Caribbean, we can't handle this cold," said Jorge Luis Torrealba, who had travelled from Venezuela with a group of friends and family members.

    Charity workers warned that those crossing illegally were liable to hit by fines when they reached the border with Peru.

    "And these people don't have money," said Gustavo Salvador of the Red Cross.

    Until Saturday, thousands of Venezuelans had been able to cross into Ecuador from Colombia using only identity cards. The new rules took many by surprise.

    Ecuador said on Sunday that children and adolescents could still cross without passports if travelling with their parents.

    What have Venezuela's other neighbours said?

    With the flow of Venezuelan migrants causing regional tensions, Peru's government has announced that passport requirements for Venezuelans will begin on 25 August.

    In February, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos also announced a tightening of border controls, resulting in thousands of Venezuelans rushing to crossing points.

     
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    Sunday night my friend tells me that he is depressed because his dog died of starvation.

    That was a big debbie downer for me, TBH i just cant anymore, im thinking about cutting him off its only a matter of time before he is gone.
     
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    ShinkanPo I am done with Love I don't believe it.

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    Very disturbing who knows what is really happening in Venezuela. Its just so ridiculous for this to be allowed to happen in the 21st Century.

    Its actually scary for anyone living in 3rd world country to observed this if you are currently experiencing inflation.
     
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    I agree that its quite scary.

    Thats why despite all the fuckery going on in my country i cant complain, at least we have an independent central bank that hits the brakes of government excess.
     
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    ShinkanPo I am done with Love I don't believe it.

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    Good for you I do hope the Philippine Peso is as strong as its Mexican version.

    Right now our rate is 53.33 and Dugyot's tax plan caused prices of some comodities to increase already. Some local small businesses in my area have already closed because of it.

    And yet people are still complacent thinking this tax plan will still work and the prices get better.

    This new Tax plan reduced income taxes and exempted minum wagers but increased Taxes on Fuel including heavy oil. So the cost of production naturally increased
     
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    Raising taxes is a good thing, that means they are willing to implement an unpopular measure to pay for stuff.

    The issue is when they do their socialist stuff with borrowed money or a commodity boom. If Venezuela didnt had a drop of oil, rest assured they would be living far better off today.

    I also read that Philippines import almost all its fuel, so its normal with rising oil prices.
     
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