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in brazil the police kill 14 people a day on average. 10000 civilians between 20022010. that doesn't include hundreds of political activists assassinated every year. groups tolerated or even supported by the authorities. even in the usa the police killed almost a 1000 people in 2018. politicians in some of those countries have called for military intervention in venezuela to protect so they say its citizens. but we have troops all over the world that places 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
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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 cuba.
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and now opposition needs that 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 the market as he's going up as i would in terms of taking decisions that even though this is a dictatorship the little 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 you. and i made the mistake of answering one of them. i told him it had happened in greece back in the days of nazi collaborators.
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i hadn't noticed that the person had hundreds of thousands of followers on twitter . dozens of them offered to teach me new expressions in english and spanish. using teaching methods from the t.v. series norco's. call. that. easy whole day. key. was when i received an interesting message. i had just been given my next mission my dear twitter friends explained that if i
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was a real journalist and wanted to understand venezuela i had to go to the border with colombia. they were absolutely right. ringback ringback 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 random to members of colombia's civil war paramilitary groups me to operate only. for breakdowns one flat tire and an attack with stones flying past my head resulted in a 19 hour journey. plenty
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of time to read international press articles on venezuela's immigrants and refugees . from reuters to the daily mirror dozens of stories repeating that the case here resembles syria and the people of myanmar. they compared an economic crisis to 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. started. they see.
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those humanity even. 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 more answers in a town just 40 kilometers east of san cristobal. hundreds of. hours of gas stations. this was another artificial shortage caused by private. smugglers collaborating with local offices buying gas and other government subsidized commodities in colombia.
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taking advantage of that price controls contraband goods have become a lucrative business in neighboring colombia where these products can sell for prices at least $10.00 times more it is estimated that almost 40 percent of this will is food is illegally transported across the border. hiding food away in storage for 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 almost feel free. to understand what was going on i had to return to caracas where the gasoline flows
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generously. as i couldn't reconcile the oil production in my mind i decided to walk somebody who's been. following venezuela's energy policy professor carlos mendoza patella. a consultant on energy issues for the central bank of venezuela. we begin. the series. as. it gave us what we never see. or nah. you know
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again not a moment there ain't don't think. it breaks your way though but i thank you all. according to international media of venezuela failed even though it's been proved to have the world's biggest oil reserves. is that really true. elim facias. king. your knees. and i know you know. is ahead of. you on their patrol you know. you
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have that. peculiar thing. i suppose when you. give me a saying. oh. this. local ding went to his head and willing to put on the ballot. but up those who don't. push will and could kill. me so you know.
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it's seemed wrong. but old quotes just don't call. me old yet to shape our disdain becomes to educate and in gauge it equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. buff and the going to. sway you both to the food. bank itself movie theater i. was in this way got to dog so hard not to think of the mother dismayed to see the look of that i was and i don't miss dorothy and if. this is the only thing that we do is music because everybody fights is moving away from.
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the floor you can feel the feet who found his bill frist would have been called the evil of the truth of. what i think is this is the funds that is all come from. good food descriptions sound up at the easing even for the owners so how to choose this pet food industry is telling us what to feed our pets really more based on what they want to sell us than was necessarily good for the pet turns out that food
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may not be a soap the best people believe we have animals that have you know diabetes in arthritis they have auto immune disorders they've got allergies we are actually creating these problems and it's a huge of a demagogue problems all of them i believe can be linked to very simple problem of diet and some dog owners so heartbreaking stories about their pets last treats the larger corporations are not very interested in proving or disproving the value of their food because they're already making a $1000000000.00 on it and there's no reason to do that research. what holds to. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. for something i want to. have to do i have to be crossed as a white woman for 3 of them or can't be good to. induce the balls in the waters of
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our. question. even without the all right ok reserves venezuela has a lot of oil. so how did it get into it. current situation. many people told me that it suffers from a strange disease. and familial and they see. if they can see 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 i'm dutch must be called a dutch disease. the dutch disease is something which is taught in that sneddon's was one of the main gas export to get all this gas he holding up. around as a result of the gas being exported it was a lot of extra mom for the guilder for the currency that pushed up the value of the guild and the made in very strong currency but as a result of that the rest of the industry when it was became less competitive found a more difficult to export to bowl so although we were well through in terms of gas
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industry will suffer am i to be causing on the point. venezuela has suffered from the dutch disease since the 930 s. when oil income was converted into holidays clothes and mentions for the elite. see economy still. but you're not. no. these are friends who. we see a bank will get but if the moon. is
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that people of course. it is wouldn't kill the dutch disease. but for the 1st time an oil revenue wasn't going to the elite or to foreign multinationals. let's look 1st at the old times and chavez has to live then chavez put a lot of the money over the oil the huge oil money eventually gets into helping the people of venezuela so he put it into the education system and put it into the health care system elevating poverty. whatever bad things he can see a bunch of his death was true what happened afterwards and his successes. is a different story now we do have a story that when the old price was still high but more and more money went to the
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needs of the poor people the suffering of most of the poor people you go dryads you go rest and then they go to hit by the person that could have happened when it's raining at any old rich country that the old price collapsed. along with the oil price collapse came a financial in bongo from the usa. already moved to stephen for this purpose we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum step. venezuela associate the name paid of a 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 stream 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. and i reached the source of the absurdity in venezuela as 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. black market right. find the prevailing black market exchange rate from a facebook page. now things have changed they can find it on instagram. the administrator is. going to look. maybe an opponent of the regime in the usa some say well maybe. one thing was certain by controlling the exchange rate anyone could citizens
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against government. so. fake. 2 opposing sides have been trying to explain the crisis in venezuela. suffering is caused by. internal economics.
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prosperous nation. this is not a. this is the socialist dilemma. because actually during the period you know the.
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safe. 55. years. even when. companies mainly of. the private group. more rapidly than the public sector. venezuela was therefore never a socialist country. and even its greatest opponents knew it. when its economic growth rate was double that of the usa and poverty was down by 50 percent. international media attributed the growth to capitalism.
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but when the crisis struck socialism was blamed. the 2 made narratives putting the blame on sanctions or on socialism the reality i saw in venezuela was much more complex. and maybe more dull. chavez's bolivarian revolution inherited all the structural problems that the economy had faced in the 20th century. the dutch disease the destroyed production high inflation and huge inequalities. but for the 1st time while revenues did
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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. the rich.
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there was something. in the sixty's and seventy's. but that's not acceptable.
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george w. bush the president of the united states government of iraq and the future of your country. along 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. you saw i.
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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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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race in this on off and spearing dramatic development only mostly i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. tough and planning another one of the month long way to go through the food. bank itself mukti about. closing this way got to dog so hard not to think of the mother disappeared this moment the work of the day i want and i don't miss the mark and if . this is the only thing that we do is music because everybody fights his way to.
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the floor you can feel the fee on this bill frist would be a call given that the truth of. what i think is this is the funds that is all come from.
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my. swedish prosecutors dropped a 2010 rape case against julian a song after admitting they lacked evidence to charge the wiki leaks co-founder. also this hour u.s. secretary of state mike pompei announces new sanctions on iran and rams home his support for the ongoing mts rallies in the country tehran hits back by accusing america of destroying its economy and inciting rioters. united states will terminate the sanctions were related to the nuclear facility at fordo we don't expect anything else from mr may be disgraceful he defends the much much pressure regime and imposition of sanctions on iran. and in a major policy overhaul the us causes outrage by declaring that it no longer views
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