Socialism Works: Venezuela Can’t Call Long Distance Anymore

chavezThe government owes local companies around 700 million dollars, which these firms need to honor obligations with foreign providers, according to the Chamber of Telecommunications Services Companies.

So as a result, for instance, the Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica will temporarily suspend this week long distance phone service for calls to countries such as the United States, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Colombia and Panama.

  • The NDP approves this.

  • simus1

    US $700m in arrears ?
    That must mean Telefonica doesn’t get access to the preferred foreign exchange rates, unlike the corrupt commies ruining Venezuela.

  • ontario john

    Another Naomi Klein success story.

  • mauser 98

    and line up for toilet paper

    • felis gracilis

      It looks like the long NDP nightmare in your neighbour to the west will be over in a couple of days. Ontario, there is hope for you too.

  • BillyHW
    • Unreal.

      • BillyHW

        At least Kim Jong Un has the excuse that he doesn’t defecate.

    • In related news, Brazil’s Socialist President Dilma just lost the referendum in the Legislature for her IMPEACHMENT by an overwhelming majority. All that remains is a simple majority from the Brazilian Senate and she could end up in the orange jumpsuit.

  • Shebel

    The good thing is -the Poor People think you are an asshole Bernie—
    The Bad thing is —the Rich People know your an asshole Bernie.

  • Canadian

    Bernie`s paradise!

  • roccolore

    The liberals who brag about how great Venezuela is would never survive there.

    • PM Trudeau bereft of his hair dryer? They’d name him martyr of the Bolivarian Revolution.

    • Will Quest

      Sean Penn must be gently weeping …… hooha !

  • Clausewitz

    How are the whores on the left going to order their crack now?

    • simus1

      Satellite phone sales plans are going to go up like a rocket.

  • Brian Jones

    From each according to their ability, to each according to their need. Why, pray tell, would they need to call long distance? Sounds like some sort of subversive plot to let outsiders know communism isn’t as great as it’s made out to be. Definitely not necessary, nope. Not at all.