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Actions Have Consequences! Ask Venezuela

Authored by Bill Bonner via InternationalMan.com, Let’s turn to an economy getting doomier by the day: Venezuela. Actions have consequences. In public policy, it is impossible to say what the consequences will be. There are too many delusions and too much smoke. Take a policy said to eradicate city rats. Its real purpose is to […]

Venezuela: Forty Years Of Economic Decline, Part 1

Authored by Jose Nino via The Mises Institute, Venezuela Before Chavez: A Prelude To Soclialist Failure Venezuela’s current economic catastrophe is well documented. Conventional narratives point to Hugo Chávez’s regime as the primary architect behind Venezuela’s economic tragedy. While Chávez and his successor Nicolás Maduro deserve the brunt of the blame for Venezuela’s current economic […]

The Inflection Point: Venezuela’s Military Begins To Defect, March With Protesters

One month ago, when discussing the latest “explosive” turn in Venezuela’s political situation, we predicted that the worst case for president Nicolas Maduro who has so far managed to keep the army on his side even as Venezuela faces now daily violent and in some cases deadly protests, would be the start of the local […]

Maduro Hands Out Free Homes, Hikes Minimum Wages To Counter Angry Protest Wave

Days after Venezuela was rocked by the worst riots in over a year, with nearly 30 people dying in April from violence related to protests demanding the departure of Maduro who has again been accused of violating democratic norms, Maduro responded by hiking salaries and handing out free homes as he tries to counter a […]

Venezuela’s Maduro – Selling The Golden Goose

Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, Venezuela is a naturally rich nation. It’s ranked seventh worldwide for biodiversity and has the world’s largest reserves of oil. This is a country that deserves, more than most, to thrive. However, as in all countries, it passes through economic cycles and, when on a downward curve, would-be leaders […]

“All I Have Is Hunger” – Many Venezuelans Too Weak To Protest Despite Maduro Misery

While tens of thousands of angry Venezuelans turned out for the 'mother of all protests' yesterday, facing an increasingly hostile military/police state, the numbers could have been significantly larger but for the fact that legions of poor Venezuelans are simply too frail from starvation to protest. Some say they are intimidated by armed pro-government militias […]

Maduro Scrambles To Defuse “Explosive” Situation As Supreme Court Reverses Ruling

While investors had largely given Venezuela’s economic catastrophe the benefit of the doubt for the past two years as crude collapsed and the country’s CDS soared to record highs only to normalize subsequently, yesterday bond investors got very nervous for the first time in a while, as the Venezuela 9.25% of 2027 bonds crashed on […]

Did Citi Just Seize Over $1 Billion of Venezuela’s Gold? “Shutdown of Foreign Currency Accounts”

This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge. Editor’s Comment: Underneath it all, there is the gold. They try to persuade people against the logic that he who holds the gold makes the rules, but look around at reality. Gaddafi was sitting on a huge gold reserve that he was […]

This Is How Government Dealt With Dissent And Revolt In Collapsing Venezuela – “Soldiers Shooting Civilians In The Streets, Paramilitaries Roaming Neighborhoods”

Editor’ Note: The initial report about this incident was printed in error. While the videos and images below were believed to be recently recorded, several readers contacted us to report that these incidents occurred in February 2014 and not February 2016.  We have modified portions of this article but have left the majority of this report […]

To Boldly Go Where No Socialist Has Gone Before: Venezuela Creates Ministry Of Supreme Happiness

zerohedge.com / By Tyler Durden / 10/26/2013 11:19 -0400 If one (such as everyone at the Federal Reserve) thought that the world’s greatest artificial “wealth effect” would also generate the world’s happiest people, one would be dead wrong. Take Venezuela – Hugo Chavez’ socialist paradise, which was recently inherited by Nicolas Maduro, when he proceeded to […]