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Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:53:33 am »
Venezuela’s socialist government on Tuesday announced a nationwide electricity rationing plan to tackle a surge in demand.

The measures include cutting the workday for public officials to six hours, asking private companies to boost energy efficiency and inspecting malls and factories to ensure they meet reduced power consumption targets.

Power outages are common in the oil-rich country, which depends on hydroelectric dams for 64% of its generation.

President Nicolás Maduro’s critics say the problems are the result of under-investment in the sector since the late socialist leader Hugo Chávez nationalised much of the electrical system in 2007.

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Venezuela says it will cut the working day for public sector workers to five-and-a-half hours to conserve energy, down from eight to nine hours.

The initiative is part of a nationwide electricity rationing plan.

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It’s been five months since Venezuela published inflation data. The most recent figure of 68.5% is the highest in the world.

Barclays economist Alejandro Grisanti now estimates that Venezuelan inflation is over 100%. ”Now it seems that President Maduro has changed this into a state policy of not publishing data,” he explained.

In mid-April Maduro announced the implementation of additional capital controls, reducing the amount of dollars Venezuelan travelers can bring out of the country from US$2500 to US$750.

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Something Is Rotten in the State of Venezuela

Diosdado Cabello is the second most powerful man in Venezuela after President Nicolás Maduro. Nominally, he is the head of the country’s single-chamber legislative body, the National Assembly, but his influence extends throughout the armed forces and the judiciary. As a result, he has been called the Frank Underwood of Venezuelan politics. But if we are to believe the words of his former bodyguard, Cabello is more like Venezuela’s Pablo Escobar. According to the bodyguard’s testimony — compiled in “Bumerán Chávez,” a bombshell new book by Spanish journalist Emili Blasco — Cabello is the country’s drug kingpin. (In the photo, Cabello and President Maduro attend a military parade to commemorate the revolution.)

The book also contains a number of other allegations from formerly high-ranking chavistas, including links between the Venezuelan government and Hezbollah and shocking details about how the ruling party manipulates the country’s elections to its advantage. According to the book, the Venezuelan state has become indistinguishable from a criminal organization.

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Drugs busts, criminal gangs and 42 workers arrested for stealing from luggage in just four months: Is Venezuela's airport the most criminal in the world?

Venezuelan police have arrested more than 100 people in total for luggage crime, drug trafficking, and black market trading at the airport.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) warns potential tourists to Venezuela to be extra vigilant, with crime highlighted as being a major problem.

The FCO website reads: 'There are reports of criminal groups operating in the Maiquetia airport area. Members of these groups work inside the airport to spot passengers who appear to be wealthy and then inform car hijackers and muggers waiting in the roads outside the airport.

'Some passengers have been followed from the airport and assaulted on the way or on arrival to their destination in Caracas.

'You should avoid displaying expensive jewellery or electronic items.'

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 07:54:39 am »

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 01:01:04 pm »

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#Russia's government has sent bombers halfway around the world to #Venezuela. The Russian and Venezuelan people should see this for what it is: two corrupt governments squandering public funds, and squelching liberty and freedom while their people suffer.

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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 07:01:08 pm »
Voice of reason: Retired Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser says he doesn?t see a good reason to use the military invade Venezuela.

https://www.vox.com/2019/1/24/18196171/trump-venezuela-military-coup-fraser-table


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Re: Situation Worsens in Venezuela
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 12:01:36 pm »
Street-President of Venezuela Guaido Guaido vows to open aid routes with "volunteers".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-47184755http://

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AFP: Trump tells Venezuela military to support Guaido or 'lose everything'  :o :o


https://www.news24.com/World/News/trump-tells-venezuela-military-to-support-guaido-or-lose-everything-20190219