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Box 09-25-2017 13:27

I am just happy that we have finally expanded the muslim ban on immigration to include all of the socialist muslims coming from Venezuela ...


...gosh danged Venezuelan muslims - quit ruinin' my life !!!

frostfire 09-25-2017 15:40

Wonder why they have not called it a day and go north.
As long as they don't bring the wonderful socialism with them, aren't these the high skilled immigrants SOTB we want?

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 632583)
In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.

BY JIM WYSS
Miami Herald
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 12:08 PM

Excerpt:

Dayana, a 30-year-old mother of four, nursed a beer as she watched potential clients walk down the dirt road that runs in front of wooden shacks, bars and bordellos. Dressed for work in brightly colored spandex, Dayana said she used to be the manager of a food-processing plant on the outskirts of Caracas.

But that job disappeared after the government seized the factory and “looted it,” she said.

<snip>

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...#storylink=cpy


tonyz 09-25-2017 15:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by frostfire (Post 632593)
Wonder why they have not called it a day and go north.
As long as they don't bring the wonderful socialism with them, aren't these the high skilled immigrants SOTB we want?

Miami has a significant population from Venezuela.

Nowadays, seems some are trading Lewinskys for bread - so air travel probably a stretch.

Pete 01-07-2018 08:45

Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts
 
Caracas shops mobbed as Venezuela's Maduro forces price cuts

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-v...-idUSKBN1EV0K1

"CARACAS (Reuters) - Mobs gathered outside some Caracas supermarkets on Saturday after the government ordered shops to slash prices, creating chaos as desperate Venezuelans leapt at the chance to buy cheaper food as the country’s worsening economy causes severe shortages. ..."

But

"...Armed National Guard soldiers later arrived at the store and ordered people into clear lines, warning that they would not be allowed in otherwise. They eventually let the crowd through in small groups just before midday, but people quickly emerged disappointed as only crackers and washing liquid were discounted.

“I can’t feed my kids with this,” said Jesus Gudino, a 29-year-old moto-taxi driver and father of three, sneering at the small plastic bag in his hand. “I’ve been here since 4 a.m. This is a mockery. What can I do? I have to leave this country.”

The Reaper 01-07-2018 19:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete (Post 638056)
“I can’t feed my kids with this,” said Jesus Gudino, a 29-year-old moto-taxi driver and father of three, sneering at the small plastic bag in his hand. “I’ve been here since 4 a.m. This is a mockery. What can I do? I have to leave this country.”

Get a gun and go to work for the revolution. Viva!

TR

Pete 01-12-2018 12:00

Unrest over food shortages spreads through the country
 
Unrest over food shortages spreads through the country

https://news.trust.org/item/20180112035017-q9adf

".....Looters plundered a truck carrying corn, a food collection center, and a state-run supermarket, according to Paparoni, and a vet who witnessed the mayhem.

A video on social media also showed around a dozen men running into a lush pasture, chasing a cow, and then apparently beating it to death....."

Starting to get nastier down there.

PSM 01-12-2018 14:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete (Post 638354)
A video on social media also showed around a dozen men running into a lush pasture, chasing a cow, and then apparently beating it to death....."

Starting to get nastier down there.

Watch here: http://www.wmal.com/2018/01/12/video...sm-is-awesome/

Pat

Box 01-12-2018 22:24

Didn't some guy just describe countries like this as "shitholes" ????

tom kelly 01-13-2018 05:34

EXACTLY !!!!
 
ALL THE ASSHAT DEMOCRATS SHOULD GO THERE ON VACATION & TAKE THEIR FAMILIES....AND AS FAR AS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY !!! SEND IT BACK TO FRANCE WITH THE DACA.... THEY CAN DREAM IN PARIS.

tonyz 01-13-2018 14:35

Chaotic, impoverished, dysfunctional, crime-ridden, unsanitary, grid failures, lack of medical care...

...sure sounds like a SHITHOLE.

Ret10Echo 01-13-2018 21:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 638389)
Chaotic, impoverished, dysfunctional, crime-ridden, unsanitary, grid failures, lack of medical care...

...sure sounds like a SHITHOLE.

Does having your own cryptocurrency elevate you above shithole status perhaps?


But wait, you need electricity to mine them. Hmm... a conundrum.

tonyz 01-13-2018 22:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ret10Echo (Post 638407)
Does having your own cryptocurrency elevate you above shithole status perhaps?
But wait, you need electricity to mine them. Hmm... a conundrum.

Nothing all that oil and a little capitalism and individual freedom can't fix !

Team Sergeant 01-14-2018 08:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonyz (Post 638414)
Nothing all that oil and a little capitalism and individual freedom can't fix !

saudi, iraq, iran, syria, yemen all shitholes........ even capitalism can't fix everything.

tonyz 01-14-2018 10:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Sergeant (Post 638429)
saudi, iraq, iran, syria, yemen all shitholes........ even capitalism can't fix everything.

A common denominator to many shitholes appears to be widespread corruption.

Perhaps we were a mere HRC away from our own shithole... :eek:

tonyz 01-17-2018 12:10

The socialist implosion continues.

Wave Of Looting Shutters Stores, Spreads Fear In Venezuela
January 17, 2018
By Alexandra Ulmer and Anggy Polanco
OANN

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) – A wave of looting by hungry mobs across Venezuela has left streets of shuttered shops in provincial towns and pushed some store owners to arm themselves with guns and machetes, stirring fear that the turmoil could spread to the capital Caracas.

Worsening food shortages and runaway inflation have unleashed the spate of pillaging since Christmas in the South American country, in which seven people have reportedly died.

The unrest was sparked by shortages of pork for traditional holiday meals, despite socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s promise of subsidized meat to alleviate shortages.

Looters have ransacked trucks, supermarkets and liquor stores across the nation of 30 million people, which ranks as one of the most violent in the world.

The plunder is heaping more pain on battered businesses, raising questions about how much longer they can survive. Venezuela, once one of Latin America’s richest countries, is suffering a fifth straight year of recession and the world’s highest inflation rate, which the opposition-run Congress says topped 2,600 percent last year.

In the first 11 days of January alone, some 107 lootings or attempted lootings have taken place, according to the Venezuelan Observatory for Social Conflict, a rights group.

In one of the most dramatic incidents, a mob slaughtered cattle grazing in a field in the mountainous western state of Merida.

Skeptical that authorities can protect them, shopkeepers in the Andean town of Garcia de Hevia in the neighboring state of Tachira have taken matters into their own hands.

“We’re arming ourselves with sticks, knives, machetes, and firearms to defend our assets,” recounted William Roa, the president of the local shopkeepers’ association.

Roa, who owns a restaurant and liquor store, estimated that more than two-thirds of stores in the small town near the Colombian border were shut.

“A person spends the night in each store and we communicate using WhatsApp groups, coordinating by block 24 hours a day,” he said.

In Ciudad Guayana, a former industrial powerhouse on the Orinoco river in eastern Venezuela, many stores remain closed after a wave of nighttime lootings.

Garbage fills the streets and few cars circulate, though buses crammed with people crisscross town looking for places to buy food.

Businessmen in Caracas now fear the lootings, so far concentrated in the poorer and more lawless provinces, will spread to the sprawling capital, with its teeming hillside slums.

The owners of patisserie Arte Paris, in the city’s gritty downtown, reinforced the storefront with metal shutters last month. They now only stock ingredients like sugar for a handful of days and have considered hiring a costly nighttime guard.

“The fear is real,” said Sebastian Fallone, one of the owners, as men and children begged patrons for food. “I leave at night without knowing what I will find the next morning.”

‘NO HOPE’

Government critics say Maduro’s refusal to reform the OPEC nation’s floundering economy is to blame for the chaotic fight for survival in the country home to the world’s largest crude reserves.

With a presidential election looming this year, Maduro retorts that Venezuela’s oil-reliant economy is under attack by U.S.-backed saboteurs seeking to stoke conflict and discredit socialism in Latin America.

While videos of ransacking have gone viral, Maduro’s government has stayed largely mum. The Information Ministry did not respond to a request for information on the scale and impact of the looting.

The unrest has also stoked fears Venezuelan society could unravel as chaos sets in, fuelling mass emigration to nearby South American countries or a full-blown social explosion at home.

“Small-scale protests will be numerous and increasingly violent; any of these protests could contain the spark to serious unrest,” said consultancy Teneo Intelligence in a note to clients about the year ahead in Venezuela.

In an effort to curb voter anger over inflation, the government agency tasked with ensuring “fair prices” ordered some 200 supermarkets to slash their rates this month, triggering frenetic buying.

Roadside lootings have also scared truck drivers, disrupting the food distribution chain that is traditionally slower anyway in January because of holidays.

For Mery Cacua, manager of La Gran Parada, a supermarket chain in Tachira’s state capital San Cristobal, it has become too much to handle.

“We’re closing in two weeks. There’s no hope anymore,” said Cacua, adding she and her siblings had not yet mustered the strength to break the news to their 87-year-old father, who founded the business 60 years ago.

The family does not know what to do but is considering starting from scratch in Colombia.

Venezuelan supermarkets that remain open are often a shadow of what they once were. Many shelves are barren and poor Venezuelans increasingly mass outside stores, imploring entering shoppers to buy them goods.

“What are they going to loot here? There’s nothing. The warehouse is empty,” said an employee at a big supermarket in Caracas, as a colleague behind him filled empty shelves with water bottles to make them look stocked.

http://www.oann.com/wave-of-looting-...-in-venezuela/


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