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what i call selective integration. you show enormous in the nation with regard to one country. you keep quiet with regard to many other countries where the situation is many times worse. in brazil the police kill 14 people a day on average. the colombian army killed 10000 civilians between 20022010. that doesn't include hundreds of political activists assassinated every year my palate military groups tolerated or even supported by the authorities. even in the usa the police killed almost a 1000 people in 2018. the
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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 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 the market as it's going up as it would in terms of taking decisions that even though this is a dictatorship that 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.
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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 theirs. 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. 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.
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each 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 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.
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for breakdowns one flat tire and an attack with stones flying past my head resulted in a 19 hour journey. plenty 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.
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in the news i mostly saw people leaving the country here i could see a few returning to venezuela even within a day. they see the main humanity even. one. 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 vehicles queued for hours at gas stations.
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this was another artificial shortage caused by private. smugglers collaborating with local offices buying gas and other government subsidized commodities and in colombia. taking advantage of that as well as 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
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provides gas almost feel free. to understand what was going on i had to return to caracas where the gasoline flows 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.
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a consultant on energy issues for the central bank of venezuela. we begin. with. the everything he's done that's. been there as well he never seen it or nah. you know again not a moment they don't think. 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.
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elim facias. being. fueling these. relief and i know you know. i mean also. is ahead of. you on their patrol you know. where that. thing. is it will. give us a. little. dealing with this. local dealer into his head and willing to put on that island. but up in the fetal. tissue and put that on. me so you know.
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how was. i. i know. there was an imaginary ghost then an enemy out there called russia during the russia gate hoax meanwhile huawei and other 5 key technologies coming out of china
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and other technology of china china's actually leapfrogging ahead of the us economically and now here is basically the currency war so now that period of focusing on russia it would be is just a waste of time we should be focusing on the actual rival americas very dominant in the u.s. now is the time. of the going to. make itself move. plus we've got to talk. in the how to describe this. and i know mr mckenna. this is the only thing we do is music because everybody fights his way. i. can be.
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given a lot of. what i think is this is the funds that these will come. through. even without the all right. 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. and familial and business you can buy. they think in c.d.c.
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you can see. why. because it's cold the dutch disease i thought i should go to whole and good judgment. sadly we see that many obese countries and up with much worse economic performance much worse in a call to you much more poverty than before the end or well for the gas well or the mineral oil so that's been cold i'm dr my so called the dutch disease. the dutch disease is something which is taught in the mountains not in the schools one of the main gas export to get old is gussy holding on the north part of holland around as a result of the gas being exported there was a lot of backs from the mom for the guilder for the dutch currency that pushed up
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the value of the guild and the made in very strong currency but as a result of that the rest of the industry that it was became less competitive found a more difficult to export to bowl so although we were well through in terms of gas our industry was suffering and might be causing on appointment. to venezuela. suffered from the dutch disease since the 930 s. when oil income was converted into holidays clothes and mentions for the elite. sea economy so. you had to but do you and that's you know i'm. not going to know. enough of these orphans who. people are going to be always one of them i thought. well good luck if we see
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a bank we'll get but of the moon. without the capital good luck in the. ears of people of course most. of all in the blogosphere union's. job 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 shove estoril still alive then chavez split 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 alleviating poverty. whatever bad things he can see a bunch of his death was true what happened afterwards and his successes. is
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a different story now we do have a story about the old price was too high but more and more money went to the needs of the poor people who are suffering the most and by the poor people you go dryads from co rest and then they got hit by the version that could have happened when it's raining to any oil rich country because. from the usa. for this purpose we're going to announce sanctions against. the state. we're looking at the oil. big. oil companies.
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from a facebook page. changed. by
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controlling. anyone. so. 2 opposing sides have been trying to explain the crisis in venezuela. the suffering is caused by american sanctions and internal economics. that
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theory is based on reality explain everything and is often used as an excuse. instead of. socialism is to blame for. venezuela has affected a prosperous nation. free for all. this is not a failed socialist state. socialist venezuela this is the socialist dilemma was
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it socialism i don't think so because actually during the period when you know the vast majority of the creator were in the private sector. they didn't come anywhere near say france which has. 55. years. even when chavez nationalized companies mainly in the oil sector the private sector grew 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
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percent. international media attributed the growth to capitalism. 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. very a revolution inherited all the structural problems that the economy had faced in
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the 20th century. the dutch disease the destroyed production high inflation and huge inequalities. but for the 1st time oil revenues did not flow into the hands of the few and foreign oil companies. that were distributed to the people. all those problems old and new. and the rich.
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when. there was something. in the sixty's and seventy's. 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 came
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the soft side. 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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please. live. live live. live. live. live live. live. live live. live live. live
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. live. live. oh. please. live. so. slim clear. list. and a very warm welcome to you watching us inside us. temperance to impeach
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and remove donald trump from the presidency have clearly divided the country this should not surprise anyone trump is probably the most divisive public figure of our time however all this division over a single person is changing and even damaging institutions is impeachment being normal. the world is driven by shaped by one person. who dares thinks. we dare to ask.
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the. swedish prosecutors dropped the 2010 right case against julian assange is after admitting they lacked evidence to challenge that we can expand. the major policy of all the us schools is outraged by the clarity that it no longer views israeli settlements in the occupied west bank is illegal. replacing international law with the law of the jungle. and in no way an anti muslim demonstration erupts into a street brawl after a copy of the qur'an was set on fire.


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