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Venezuela blocking medicine, humanitarian aid from US/foreign groups

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posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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Venezuela blocking medicine, humanitarian aid from US groups

The MSM has been doing its best to ignore the ongoing social collapse in Venezuela. But now we're hearing that the Maduro government is blocking humanitarian aid (food, medicine) from foreign groups, and confiscating shipments to prevent the aide from reaching the Venezuelan people.


Amid the shortages, the Maduro administration has banned numerous items sent to the country from aid agencies and families living abroad. Along with firearms, gas masks and bullet-proof vests, Venezuela has banned innocuous items like antacids, latex gloves, Gatorade and Neosporin.

Along with Move, numerous other organizations have been thwarted in their attempts to send supplies to hungry and ill Venezuelans. Many of the items that the nonprofit Sanando, which has operated in Venezuela for over 10 years, sends to the country are now banned.

Caritas, an international NGO linked to the Catholic Church, told Fusion that it has tried three times in the past month to get an import permit to bring medicines and food into Venezuela, but has so far been ignored.


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posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 12:02 PM
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Firearms and bullet proof vests hmmm?? I seems to me that they are banning specific groups from sending things, and considering that they have already intercepted armor weapons and ammo along the shipments with these medicines and food, they can just claim that the authorities are denying shipments of food and medicine.

I mean the authorities do suck and have failed the state, but lets not be coy about some of these shipments now ... Clearly someone from the outside is trying to fan the flames of civil unrest with hidden military aide.



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Venezuela blocking medicine, humanitarian aid from US groups

The MSM has been doing its best to ignore the ongoing social collapse in Venezuela. But now we're hearing that the Maduro government is blocking humanitarian aid (food, medicine) from foreign groups, and confiscating shipments to prevent the aide from reaching the Venezuelan people.


Amid the shortages, the Maduro administration has banned numerous items sent to the country from aid agencies and families living abroad. Along with firearms, gas masks and bullet-proof vests, Venezuela has banned innocuous items like antacids, latex gloves, Gatorade and Neosporin.

Along with Move, numerous other organizations have been thwarted in their attempts to send supplies to hungry and ill Venezuelans. Many of the items that the nonprofit Sanando, which has operated in Venezuela for over 10 years, sends to the country are now banned.

Caritas, an international NGO linked to the Catholic Church, told Fusion that it has tried three times in the past month to get an import permit to bring medicines and food into Venezuela, but has so far been ignored.



Depending on the types, I can see them banning latex gloves and some antacids. Especially aluminum containing antacids. I can't figure out why they would ban that sugar laden drink gatorade, it is quite tasty but I highly doubt if it would be good for anyone if they didn't eat properly. Why neosporin? I don't know. It seems to work alright but using it too often might not be good. I rarely use those things, I prefer iodine or hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide seems to speed up healing.



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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I have a freind in venezuela. Her wretched government wont let me send simple packages of even protien powder, soap and tampons



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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There is a wrong way and right way to prevent weapons and logistics support being delivered to the violent opposition. Clearly, the government does not do it right when it is preventing basic consumer goods and medicine supplies from getting in.

South America's next flashpoint has already begun.



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 07:35 AM
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That list of banned items is a good one for your prepper supplies. That is the kind of things that would make great barter items in a SHTF scenario. I have an extensive file on Venezuela's current situation and a thread on it here.

Venezuela - A Real Time History Lesson



posted on Jun, 7 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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Do I recall the American government blocking medicine and humanitarian aid from Cuba, post Katrina?
Just sayin'...



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