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Yes, the people of Venezuela are literally starving to death
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:28:02 AM »
History has shown us that socialism always works… for a little while. And then you wind up hunting for rats to survive.

We’ve been saying this for a long time now but it bears repeating. This is how socialism always ends. Venezuela was able to prop up its regime and at least meet the most basic needs of the citizens as long as they could rely on a steady flow of cash from their fossil fuel production. But with the surge of United States dominance in the energy market, prices dropped significantly and Venezuela’s antiquated infrastructure was not able to keep up. With that lifeline cut, the socialist regime began to collapse in upon itself.

The average family has experienced significant weight loss over the past year and there is no relief in sight. (The Blaze)

    The South American country of Venezuela, infamously known for its wide reaching socialist policies that have left the country devastated, has reached a point where its citizens are losing almost 20 pounds due to their lack of food.

    A 2016 study from La Encuesta Condiciones de Vida (Encovi) – in English, The 2016 Living Conditions Survey — conducted a survey of 6,500 families found that a little over 32 percent of Venezuelan households eat only once or twice everyday. 93.3 percent said their income does not support their costs for food, and thus they have resorted to cheaper foods such as vegetables. Namely potatoes.

    Due to this, almost 75 percent of the Venezuelan population has lost an average of 19 pounds.

Even with this rolling disaster unfolding in full view of the world, President Nicolas Maduro remains defiant, rejecting any and all criticism. After President Trump talked about changes in American policy towards Venezuela, Maduro lashed out and warned the United States against meddling in his nation’s affairs. (Panama Post)

    In a television broadcast, Maduro referred to sanctions the United States issued against Vice President Tareck El Aissami, calling them “revenge” from North American soil.

    “President Donald Trump, open your eyes,” Maduro said. “Do not let yourself be manipulated and … change policies against Venezuela and Latin America from the old George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.”

    Maduro, who has kept a “low profile” in his discussions about US presidents, and insisted he does not want to “have problems” with Trump, decided to issue a threat this time around.
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Re: Yes, the people of Venezuela are literally starving to death
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 08:02:44 AM »
That I've read about, the USSR went through at least two famines due to government malice or stupidity.

Mao starved millions by sending vast amounts of Chinese-grown food off to the USSR.

The We Are The World famine in Ethiopia was Socialist government caused.

Kim II and Kim III (not sure about Kim I) have kept NoKo in a state of near starvation and starvation for  at least a couple of decades.

The point of commonality? All are various forms of Marxian Socialism.
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