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Venezuela - A Real Time History Lesson

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posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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Indeed, Venezuela is a lesson in History as any attempt from the EU to overtrow the govt. has failed miserably.




posted on Nov, 4 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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Latest developments . . .

Venezuela is telling hungry city dwellers to grow their own food


CARACAS, Venezuela — Some Venezuelan city dwellers are trying to grow their own produce to offset the country’s severe shortages following socialist President Nicolás Maduro’s calls for “food sovereignty.” But in a country where families are going hungry as a result of government mismanagement and sky-high inflation, many view the “Great Agro-Venezuela Mission” with skepticism.

When the project was presented in February, the newly created Ministry of Urban Agriculture announced that 12,000 square kilometers — about 4,600 square miles — would be planted in the first 100 days. The government promised to invest $300,000 in seeds, equipment and educational projects, and to help with logistics. The government urged citizens to plant in every available space — private terraces, communal areas, jails and schools, among other sites — but did not itself provide the land.

Eight months into the project, only 21 square kilometers (about 8 square miles) of land have been cultivated, according to the ministry. The decline in Venezuela's agricultural output has been accelerated by government expropriations of land under its socialist leaders. Much of the country's fertile agricultural land is underused, experts say.


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Venezuela Throws In The Towel On Hyperinflation: Will Print 200x Higher-Denominated Bills


Venezuela’s government, slammed by hyperinflation has finally thrown in the towel, and is planning to issue new bills in December with larger denominations—up to 200 times higher than the current biggest bill, according to people familiar with the plans. The move marks an implicit acknowledgment by the government that skyrocketing prices have slashed the value of the currency.

Indicatively, a fully stocked ATM is emptied in just three and a half hours on average now, according to the Venezuelan Banking Association.


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edit on 4-11-2016 by MichiganSwampBuck because: edit for clarity



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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Here is a summary from my earlier posts about what I thought would be next.




Total collapse, violent revolution, martial law, intervention by foreign powers, or invasion is all that I can see as the end results that can be expected after this point . . .


Well, I missed a couple, a dictatorship and military coup.


Venezuela's Maduro decried as 'dictator' after Congress annulled



Opposition leaders branded Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator" on Thursday after the Supreme Court took over the functions of Congress and pushed a lengthy political standoff to new heights. There was swift and widespread international condemnation of the de facto annulment of the National Assembly, where the opposition won a majority in late 2015 amid an unprecedented economic crisis that has seen Maduro's popularity plummet. The head of the 34-nation Organization of International States (OAS), Luis Almagro, said the Venezuelan court had dealt the final blows to democracy and accused Maduro's "regime" of carrying out a "coup."


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The military and bureaucrats have up to now maintained a show of iron unity in the face of the spiraling economic and political crisis, however in the most troubling development since the start of Venezuela's crisis, the army may soon turn against Maduro, effectively leading to a presidential coup. “The Armed Forces are part of Venezuelan society and as such have an obligations to put themselves in defense of the constitution,” Gen. Alcalá said.


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posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Think there is more to it than that. suggest readers read or watch the vids on the Economic Hit men. The last one i saw said they have no started to expand their operations from resources rich but near broken countries to the more affulant western nations.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 04:08 AM
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Good



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 07:24 AM
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Add this to your history
Latest Venezuelan Opposition Coup Attempt Against Maduro Linked to DEA, CIA

Just the latest of many. I'd say the main thing leading to their problems is that, like any other nation practicing an economic model contrary to America's, they were under constant attack from the us, through coup and assassination attempts to economic espionage and destabilization. If you want to find a lesson here it is easy. The us is too greedy to let other nations natural resources go to their own people. That is one thing they just cannot bear, worse to them then babies murdered in incubators, or Rwandan genocides or Djibouti massacres, or Nazi expansion. Use your natural resources to provide education or healthcare to your people and the us will be coming after you.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 07:27 AM
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www.informationclearinghouse.info...

There, sorry. Anyway I was surprised to see no mention of us sabotage in your article about Venezuela's demise. I'm sure you just forgot to mention it. Hey! Why don't you do Cuba next?? Or educate us on how bad it's going in the Netherlands now?



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 07:54 AM
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The way I see it, Venezuela’s economic train wreck is a clear case of what happens when a "progressive" liberal socialist government turns crap sideways for their causes.


No. Venny was corrupt and the only thing keeping it afloat was highly over priced oil. Oil is still overpriced but at its current value, they are in the red and they went full retard.

This is a failure of people running the government. Not ideals.

PS; Ever wonder why all those Latin America countries went from banana republic to straight socialism? Its how and why Castro seized power.



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: cenpuppie

Of course their government is corrupt. Half of them are paid stooges put in by us finding from supposedly ngo groups like the Ned, or by groups like the cia. How can any third world country survive in such circumstances?



posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

So, what, are they planting cucumbers in the city parks? I assume Caracas is like any modern city: mostly paved over in cement & asphalt.

There's really only one way this will end. When things get desperate enough, the military will overthrow Maduro, and then set up a tribunal which will start handing out death sentences against Maduro and his cronies. The generals will either go along with this, or they'll find themselves in front of the tribunal too.



posted on Aug, 2 2017 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

Here are the (socialist) explanations of the (socialist) economy minister about the current issues faced by Venezuela and how they relate to (not-so-socialist) sources :




posted on Oct, 13 2017 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: pexx421
www.informationclearinghouse.info...

There, sorry. Anyway I was surprised to see no mention of us sabotage in your article about Venezuela's demise. I'm sure you just forgot to mention it. Hey! Why don't you do Cuba next?? Or educate us on how bad it's going in the Netherlands now?


Yea, sorry left that out mostly. I did mention that the U.S. was being blamed or being used like a scapegoat for their problems. I scoffed at the idea in the OP and blew it off, but now that you mention it and remembering how much covert crap the alphabet guys do south of the border, I can see the importance of that aspect.

Thanks for adding that to the real time history lesson, it's an important lesson to add.
edit on 13-10-2017 by MichiganSwampBuck because: typo



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:43 PM
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It's been a few years now since I've been studying Venezuela and watching it go down the toilet. Apparently the information of the citizen's opposition is finally getting out into the news.

Here is an article on Fox News about how the people regret giving up their fire arms and allowing a gun ban. They aren't allowed to even own a sling shot now.

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'

Here is a link to the the most recent ATS thread where I just found this information.

Venezuelans regret gun ban



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:10 PM
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One of the consequences of the Venezuela collapse that I hadn't considered, but now seems obvious, was also mentioned in the new thread, that there is a mass exodus of Venezuelan civilians spilling over into other South American countries. Also that the reaction to the refugees in the neighboring countries has been hostile.

Here is a link to a CNN article that is in the other thread.

. . . chaos in Venezuela triggers exodus



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:49 AM
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Updates:

We now have a political coup with opposition leader (interim President) Juan Guaido that has escalated into a military one.

Here is a link to the latest ATS discussion.

Military Coup underway in Venezuela

Here is a quote from The Guardian article "Venezuela opposition leader claims coup is under way"


Guaidó’s ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, just held a press conference in Washington DC. “This is only the beginning,” Vecchio said. “This is an operation that is developing right now, you will see more events in the hours and days to come.”


This looks like the final chapter to our real time history lesson. The next lesson will be what kind of government comes from all of this.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
Updates:

We now have a political coup with opposition leader (interim President) Juan Guaido that has escalated into a military one.

Here is a link to the latest ATS discussion.

Military Coup underway in Venezuela

Here is a quote from The Guardian article "Venezuela opposition leader claims coup is under way"


Guaidó’s ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, just held a press conference in Washington DC. “This is only the beginning,” Vecchio said. “This is an operation that is developing right now, you will see more events in the hours and days to come.”


This looks like the final chapter to our real time history lesson. The next lesson will be what kind of government comes from all of this.


It probably won't matter which type of government comes from this, it seems corruption finds those in power.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 01:58 PM
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Time Capsules are fun.

Looks like Venezooela is in real turmoil today 😎



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight

originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
Updates:

We now have a political coup with opposition leader (interim President) Juan Guaido that has escalated into a military one.

Here is a link to the latest ATS discussion.

Military Coup underway in Venezuela

Here is a quote from The Guardian article "Venezuela opposition leader claims coup is under way"


Guaidó’s ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, just held a press conference in Washington DC. “This is only the beginning,” Vecchio said. “This is an operation that is developing right now, you will see more events in the hours and days to come.”


This looks like the final chapter to our real time history lesson. The next lesson will be what kind of government comes from all of this.


It probably won't matter which type of government comes from this, it seems corruption finds those in power.

en.wikipedia.org...


When I said, "what kind of government", I should have clarified with "what kind of CORRUPT government". Actually I was alluding to what form of government it would take. I predict some kind of commie type dictatorship like it already had.

Interesting information in your Wikipedia link, corrupt to the core apparently.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

One giant fall was the whole point from the beginning. Once the locals are all defeated Communists move in and stage the next attack on the United States.

By the way, Alex Jones is on fire today. Everybody go to Infowars and download 2019-04-30 Tuesday Full Show.



posted on Apr, 30 2019 @ 11:42 PM
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Independent of Foreign meddling from both US and EU,

Venezuelan govt has brought on much of the people's suffering by enforcing price controls on food and industrial products, especially cement.

It doesn't take Uncle Sam to cause the predictable trajectory of stagnation and chaos.

First, (Chavez) set prices on commodities. In response, producers limited their output, since they were losing money on anything they sold.

Next, Chavez ordered mandatory production quotas. Very cleverly, the producers met the quotas, but exported the products to neighboring countries, where they could get paid market prices for their goods.

Then Chavez (later Maduro) nationalized various industries. When the owners and managers fled, the government staffed the now state-run enterprises with political appointees, who knew nothing about agriculture or industry.

Chavez also set up local governing councils (soviets) that determined how local tax moneys should be spent. It was members of these local councils that got the newly vacated managerial jobs. In other words, "peoples' commissars."

Venezuela became a soft-shell Stalinist regime, in that the death tolls and secret imprisonments were on a far lower scale. Except for the Indios, indigenous native Americans that Chavez had exterminated and their land appropriated for the "economic missions" which were like a kibbutz in their intentional community aspect.

The wikipedia article enumerates the specific controls used by the regime.

None of THAT was caused by the US and EU meddling in Venezuela.



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