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when lawmakers manufactured him sentenced him to public wealth. when the ruling classes protect themselves. when the primary go around to listen to the woman was told. to ignore middle of the room signal. going to the real news room. when i was childs seemed wrong but old girls just don't know all. the world yet to shape out this day because as a kid and in detroit equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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the more i tried to understand venezuela the more i could see the signs of all solitary and as emerging on my continent as well. however what venezuela's critics didn't dare do was compare human rights issues to those in other countries on the american continent. civil and political rights have been violated in venezuela. but they are violated every day in colombia and they are violated every day in mexico and they are violated every day in brazil. what i call human rights. what i call selective integration. you schol enormous in the nation with regard to one country. and you keep quiet
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with regard to many other countries where the situation is many times worse. in brazil the police kill fourteen people a day on average. the colombian army killed ten thousand civilians between two thousand and two and two thousand and ten. that doesn't include hundreds of political activists assassinated every year by power military groups tolerated or even supported by the us or aziz. even in the usa the police killed almost a thousand people in two thousand and eighteen. politicians in some of those countries are dozens. but we have troops all over the world that places
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a very very far away venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering and they're dying we have many options for venezuela including a possible military option if necessary. i'm always careful when we talk about south and central america and the cia there's a lot of stories. we are very hopeful that there could be a transition of venezuelans i was just down in mexico city and in bogota week before last talking about this very issue trying to help them understand the things they might do so that they can get a better outcome for c.n.n. can now confirm the president trump asked a number of his top foreign policy advisers last summer about the possibility of invading venezuela thank you.
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and now opposition needs you on one has declared himself the country's new president have you also the president of the united states for any military support in your struggle by and saw it on on the market as he's going to and i would in terms of taking decisions that even though this is a dictatorship the venezuelan people want to advance with whatever pressure is needed this is no time for dialogue this is time for. any negotiations with nicolas maduro. no. the strange thing about the coup and threat of invasion is that they didn't just come from the usa. supporters of the right wing opposition asked for a foreign country to invade then as. and i made the mistake of answering one of
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them. i told him it had happened in greece back in the days of nazi collaborators. i hadn't noticed that the person had hundreds of thousands of followers on twitter . mean you expressions in english and spanish. using teaching methods from the t.v. series norco's. call. each day. key. was when i received an interesting message.
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i had just been given my next mission my dear twitter friends explained that if i was a real journalist and wanted to understand venezuela i had to go to the border with colombia. they were absolutely right. that night i boarded a bus with dozens of venezuelans leaving the country. just a nation the border crossing out in colombia. a place where the local mafia and. for breakdowns one flat tire found an attack with stones flying past my head resulted in a nineteen hour journey. plenty of time to read international press articles on venezuela's immigrants and refugees
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. from reuters to the daily mirror dozens of stories repeating that the case here resembles syria and the row him people of my own. they compared an economic crisis to a civil war and genocide. in the news i mostly saw people leaving the country here i could see a few returning to venezuela even within a day. that they see. those many of the study based. on. you know.
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at the colombian border i experienced one of the many side effects of economic collapse but i learned nothing new about what caused it. surprisingly i found morons in a town just forty kilometers east of san cristobal. hundreds of vehicles queued for hours at gas stations. this was another artificial shorted. smugglers. buy gas and other government subsidized commodities and colombia.
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taking advantage of the price controls. become a lucrative business in neighboring colombia where these products prices at least ten times more it is estimated that almost forty percent of the food is illegally transported across the border. political and economic purposes is bad enough. not being able to find gasoline when you have the biggest oil reserves is a real. especially when the government provides gas free. going on i have to return to caracas where the gasoline flows generously.
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as i couldn't reconcile production in my mind i decided to walk somebody who's been following his energy policy professor carlos mendoza. a consultant on energy issues for the central bank of venezuela. the. he's. you know again. and.
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according to international media of venezuela. even though it's been proved to have the world's biggest oil reserves. is that really true. in facias. king. your knees. and i know you know. where that. is it will. give us a. little. dealing with this.
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critical. so you know. in terms of mr why go home he's played a useful role but i think that the mistake he's made thus far is not announcing that he. stand for president so to say to the venezuelan people and in the international community i've done my role which i believe is a constitutional one is the interim president but don't look for me to run think if he were to do that the situation in venezuela be perceived as less one of the
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united states for. their bread for a single purpose. they have a superman. they start training very young. eight months of intensive schooling. their reps. and they save lives. you know world of big partisan movies a lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
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join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then. even without the all right ok reserves venezuela has a lot of oil. so how did it get into its current situation. many people told me that it suffers from a strange disease. in famille and they see. you know who. they think is c.d.c. people. because it's called the dutch disease and i thought i should go to whole and.
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sadly we see that many of these countries and much worse economic performance much worse in a call to you much more poverty than before the end or well for the gas well for the mineral wealth so that's been cold on my so called the dutch disease. the dutch disease is something which is taught in that sneddon's was one of the main gas exports he had all these guys he holding up the north part of holland around as a result of the gas being exported it was a lot of extra mom for the guild or for the currency that pushed up the value of the guild and the made a very strong currency but as a result of that the rest of the industry that was became less competitive found a more difficult to export to bowl so although we were wealthy in terms of gas our
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industry was suffering and might be causing on the point. venezuela has suffered from the dutch disease since the nine hundred thirty s. when oil income was converted into holidays clothes and mentions for the elite. say economy still. but the. safety. will. be useful. well. we see a bank will get but if the moon. is
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it. wouldn't kill the dutch disease. but for the first time an oil revenue wasn't going to the elite well lots of foreign multi-nationals. let's look first at the old times and shove estoril still alive then chavez put a lot of the money over the oil the huge oil money even if it gets to helping the people of venezuela as he put it into the education system and put it into the health care system and if you can poverty. whatever bad things you can see a bunch of his death most true what happened off. his successes. is a different story now we do have a story about the old price was still high but more money went to the needs of the
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poor people who are suffering the most and by the poor people you go dryads you rest and then they go to hit by the bush administration at any old rich country that the old price collapse. along with the oil price collapse came a financial in balgo from the usa. forty modus even for this purpose we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela associate the name paid if they says it's known by its spanish acronym the state owned oil monopoly we're looking at the oil assets that's the single most important income. the strain to the government of venezuela it will make a big difference to the united states economically if we could have american oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in venezuela. had i reached the source of the absurdity and venezuela's economy.
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then when i tried to exchange the dollars i had with me. as well as the official exchange rate for the dollar as a parallel black market right. merchants and could find the prevailing black market exchange rate from a facebook page. now things have changed they can find it on instagram. the administrator is an opponent of the regime in the usa some say well maybe. one thing was certain by controlling the exchange rate anyone could citizens against the government.
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or make. enough a. song. or. two opposing sides have been trying to explain the crisis in venezuela. the government supporters. economics. used as an excuse.
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for all. this is not a failed state. this is the socialist. actually during the. fifty five. years.
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even when. companies. fifty percent. of the. socialism was blamed. of the two main narratives putting the blame on sanctions or on socialism the
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reality i saw in venezuela was much more complex. chavez's bolivarian revolution inherited all the structural problems that the economy had faced in the twentieth century. the dutch disease the destroyed production high inflation and huge inequalities. but for the first time while revenues did not flow into the hands of the few and foreign oil companies. that were distributed to the people. then under constant economic war huge mistakes were made mainly in monetary policy. when oil prices collapsed all those problems old and new came to the surface. the ball was still poor and the rich who was still rich decided to take revenge.
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i. when my country and europe was sinking in a crisis some was concerned about toilet paper in venezuela. some just wanted venezuela's oil and needed the pretext of humanitarian intervention. despite its mistakes and failures lead to. maybe it didn't achieve more than conservative governments would have in the sixty's and seventy's. but that's not acceptable today. anyone who must be crushed.
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george w. bush the president of the united states government of iraq and the future of your country. belongs to you. in the battle of iraq the united states and our allies have prevailed. what we can do and will do is support the aspirations of the libyan people. the soft side.
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i might perhaps the vice president of the united states and on behalf of president donald trump and all the american people. let me express the unwavering support of the united states is you the people of venezuela raise your voices in a call for freedom.
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the great tragic comedy known as russia is slowly becoming part of history the resistance continues to resist trump but clearly the president has the wind at its back now is a time for a great awakening what are the lessons to be learned in can the liberal media from this fiasco. to get. sounds or maybe. have been done. as. never seen any contact with. any kind went back to where they were back here again fifteen feet apart at this point and that's when
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