Category Archives: Venezuela

Toilet Paper Shortage Solved! Venezuela introduces 100,000 bolivar bill worth $2

Big enough to solve the toilet paper shortage.

Venezuela announced plans to begin issuing 100,000-bolivar notes on Wednesday as the government struggles to control skyrocketing inflation. One year ago, the largest bill was only 100 bolivars – an amount that is now practically worthless.

President Nicolas Maduro unveiled the note at a cabinet meeting. It will be worth about €2 euros or $2.3 on black market exchanges.

Caracas said the new bill is only a stop-gap measure amidst a more comprehensive financial overhaul, one facet of which is to eventually rid the country of paper money entirely.

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Venezuelans face ‘Sophie’s Choice’ in Sunday’s elections

“Hungry”

Imagine living in a country where an overwhelming majority of voters elect an opposition-dominated legislature, but where the executive power immediately and illegally stacks the country’s supreme court with its supporters so it can invalidate almost everything the legislature does.

Imagine a country where the executive power and its accomplices in the country’s electoral commission unilaterally postpone elections for all local and state offices.

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‘Shameless, ignorant, new Hitler’: Iran & Venezuela fire back after Trump criticism at UN

Two of the most prominent targets of Donald Trump’s maiden UN speech, Iran and Venezuela, have responded to the US president’s condemnations with some of their own, arguing that Washington continues to be a destabilizing influence.
“Trump’s shameless and ignorant remarks, in which he ignored Iran’s fight against terrorism, display his lack of knowledge and unawareness,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to the official Fars news agency.

Trump called Iran a “depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos,” saying that it funds “terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors” and uses its oil wealth to “shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.”

In turn, Zarif accused Washington of supporting “tyrannical regimes” in the region, and “the criminal Zionist state.”

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Starving Venezuelans steal animals from zoo to EAT as the country struggles with chronic food shortages

Zoo animals are being stolen from parks in western Venezuela and police believe they are being snatched to be eaten by the starving local population.

A wave of animal thefts in city of Maracaibo near the Colombian border – including tapirs and a buffalo – have been linked to the chronic food shortages in Venezuela

Most recently, two collared peccaries, similar in appearance to boars, were stolen over the weekend, local police say.

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Venezuela could become a risk to US: CIA director

CIA director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Venezuela could become a “risk” to the US if chaos continues to roil the South American country.​ ​

“The Cubans are there; the Russians are there, the Iranians, Hezbollah are there​,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.” “​This is something that has a risk of getting to a very​,​ very bad place, so America needs to take this very seriously.”​ ​

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Venezuela’s Descent Into Chaos Buries The Left’s Hopes Of ‘Good Socialism’

Our glitterati’s favorite socialist paradise has, like so many similar experiments, become a murderous den of oppression and privation.

Venezuela’s self-destruction has embarrassed more celebrities than has National Enquirer. Our glitterati’s favorite socialist paradise has, like so many similar experiments, become a murderous den of oppression and privation, and none will speak on its behalf. However, Venezuela’s collapse has dashed fantasies far older and more sincere than Sean Penn’s.

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Venezuela arrests over ‘uprising attempt’

A leading member of the Venezuelan government says arrests have been made after soldiers apparently tried to launch an uprising against President Maduro.

The ruling Socialist Party’s deputy leader, Diosdado Cabello, called it a “terrorist attack” on Twitter.

It happened in Valencia in Carabobo state in the country’s north-west.

A video circulated on social media of a uniformed group calling themselves the 41st Brigade.

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The left’s exotic Venezuelan romance meets reality

In London’s posh South Kensington ‪on Sunday afternoon I witnessed anti and pro-Venezuelan government protests form outside the Venezuelan embassy. On the pro-government side stood British socialists living in a fairyland defending Venezuela’s slide to totalitarianism. On the anti-government side, Venezuelans whose family members are literally starving.

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Venezuela poll turnout figures ‘manipulated by at least 1m votes’

Turnout figures in Venezuela’s constituent assembly election were manipulated by at least 1m votes, according to a company that has worked with the country on its voting system since 2004.

“We know, without any doubt, that the turnout of the recent election for a national constituent assembly was manipulated,” Antonio Mugica, the chief executive of Smartmatic, said in London.

Mugica said Smartmatic, which has provided electronic voting technology for elections around the world, was able to detect the overstated officially announced turnout because of Venezuela’s automated election system.

“We estimate the difference between the actual participation and the one announced by authorities is at least 1m votes,” he said.

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Canada condemns Venezuela’s ‘undemocratic’ vote – considers doing more nothing

PM Useful Idiot was too busy mincing about to comment.

The Liberal government denounced Sunday’s vote for a new legislative superbody in Venezuela that gives President Nicolas Maduro sweeping powers to reshape the country’s political system but will not follow the Trump administration in imposing sanctions against the Venezuelan president, a government official said Monday.

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