Jun 30

This Is How Venezuelan Truckers Avoid Looters:

You know it’s bad in the socialist utopia when…

Venezuelan trucks – afraid of looting – now carry “Not Transporting Food” signs…

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h/t @AKurmanaev

Who can blame them – no one wants the money anymore, it’s worthless – as many food trucks now require armed guards to keep them safe

With delivery trucks under constant attack, the nation’s food is now transported under armed guard. Soldiers stand watch over bakeries. The police fire rubber bullets at desperate mobs storming grocery stores, pharmacies and butcher shops. A 4-year-old girl was shot to death as street gangs fought over food.

Venezuela is convulsing from hunger.

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Jun 20

Armed Man Breaks Into Venezuela’s Central Bank – Crime In Progress:

In addition to violent, and often deadly, looting taking place at virtually every Venezuela venue that still has food, moments ago Reuters reported that – in what appears to be a crime in progress – an armed man has broken into Venezuela’s central bank, and employees were hunkered down in their offices. “An armed person got in,” one of the sources said by text message from the office in downtown Caracas. “We’re shut in our office. We don’t know what’s happening.”

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Jun 15

How Would You Survive Hyperinflation in Venezuela?:

Venezuela is currently in the throes of a devastating economic collapse that was spawned by the ignorant socialist policies of the Chavez/Maduro government. Everything is falling apart there. The water system, the roads, the electrical grid, the hospital, and especially the food distribution system. Venezuelans are so desperate that they are forced to scrounge for food in dumpsters and hunt down cats and dogs. Crime is rampant as well, and the capital city of Caracas now has the highest murder rate in the world. Mobs of vigilantes are frequently seen picking up the slack of the corrupt police; that is, when they’re not busy looting grocery stores. Venezuela is practically a war zone now. Continue reading »

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Jun 13

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Violent Riots And Looting Are Now A Daily Occurrence In Venezuela:

Last month we reported that citizens in Venezuela had finally become so desperate for food that angry mobs flooded the streets and looted all of the supermarkets that were rumored to still have anything left on their shelves.

Not long after, tired and hungry protesters took to the streets of Caracas once again, this time marching toward the presidential palace as they chanted “No more talk – we want food!.” The mob was able to get within about six blocks of the palace before police in riot gear blocked the way, and began to shoot tear gas into the crowd to disperse the protest.

And now, as president Maduro remains defiant on allowing a referendum to take place to vote on his ouster, food riots and violent looting are taking place every day in a stark reminder of just how far the socialist utopia has fallen. Continue reading »

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Jun 10

Caught On Tape: Starving Venezuelans Storm A Truck To Steal Chickens:

Another day, another glimpse into what a descent into socialist purgatory looks like, this time courtesy of a clip of starving Venezuelans storming a stopped farm truck to steal live chickens.

In a society such as this one, which has effectively disintegrated, these lucky few who show brutal initative and an animal determination, will have fresh dinner.

Millions of others will remain hungry.

 

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Jun 09

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Venezuela Opposition Leader Hit On The Face With Metal Pipe As Police Watch:

Following the recent tragic stories of mass looting by the country’s starving population, which has resulted in at least one death, and even people resorting to killing animals for food, little can shock us anymore as we follow Venezuela’s total social disintegration. Which is why we took today’s news that the leader of Venezuela’s congressional opposition bloc was hit in the face with a pipe, and bloodied as he attempted to make his way into a government building, with hardly any surprise at all.

As photographs circulating online show, government supporters attacked Congressman Julio Borges with a pipe. Continue reading »

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Jun 06

Venezuelan Woman Shot In The Face After 500 Looters Storm Food Warehouse:

Several weeks ago, when we showed dramatic scenes from a Venezuela looting in which countless people were wounded after 5,000 looters stormed a supermarket, looking for food…

… we said that at this rate it is only a matter of time before we get the first casualty of Venezuela’s “social apocalypse.” Continue reading »

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May 31

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It costs $150 to buy a dozen eggs in Venezuela right now

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May 31

Will We Never Learn? The Economic Lessons From Venezuela’s Current Collapse:

Shops are being looted as Venezuela’s citizens, who live on top of the world’s largest oil reserves, are literally starving and dying for lack of food and medicine; all while the country’s gold reserves are being sold to finance its debt. With 1.8 million signatures on a petition for a referendum on Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, the country is threatening to become a failed state.

Venezuela is in crisis…

So, Ricardo Hausmann, former minister of planning for Venezuela, explains (via Project Syndicate) how too much heteredoxy (read – monetary policy experimentation and central planning and control) can kill you… Continue reading »

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May 29

Venezuela’s Gold Reserves Plunge To Lowest Ever As Maduro Repays Debt With Gold:

Venezuela’s gold reserves have plunged to their lowest level on record after the country sold $1.7 billion of the precious metal in the first quarter of the year to repay debts. The country is grappling with an economic crisis that has left it struggling to feed its population.The OPEC member’s gold reserves have dropped almost a third over the past year and it sold over 40 tonnes in February and March. Gold now makes up almost 70% of the country’s total reserves, which fell to a low of $12.1 billion last week


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May 28

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When socialism takes hold, hospitals collapse into ruin… Disturbing photos from Venezuela show the human cost of bad government:

Sen. Bernie Sanders, the first openly socialist U.S. presidential candidate, won’t become the Democratic Party’s nominee, no matter how much his supporters kick and scream about the unfair advantages awarded his chief rival for the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton.

But sometimes dreams don’t come true, and for a reason: Some entity somewhere is trying to spare Sanders supporters (and the rest of the American public) the pain and agony and despair that socialism would bring to the United States. Continue reading »

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May 27

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Alan Greenspan: Venezuela Declares Martial Law, America Is Next:

Alan Greenspan issued a dire warning about the U.S. economy during an interview with Fox News on Thursday. Greenspan said that as Venezuela descends into martial law, the U.S. is heading in the same direction. 

Greenspan warned that the U.S. has “a global problem of a shortage of productivity growth” which is leading it into an impending disaster.

Foxbusiness.com reports:

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May 27

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May 21

Venezuela’s Crisis From Up Close:

Dear friends,

Greetings from the state of Aragua in Venezuela where we are concluding a small US delegation focused on grassroots solutions to the massive food crisis here.

I am reaching out to you to share my grave concerns about what is happening here in Venezuela, my home for over three decades where I worked for 21 years as a Maryknoll Catholic lay missioner, then as Latin America Coordinator for the School of the Americas Watch.

It is out of concern for the most vulnerable sectors in Venezuela, such as my neighbors, that I break my silence to write. As I watch their efforts to obtain food for their families become more desperate and more futile, and as I witness pounds dropping from their bodies, I think the time has come to do more than share from my own scarce cupboards and gardens as they share with me. Continue reading »

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May 20

Venezuela Launches Biggest Ever “Military Exercise” In History: A Preview Of What’s Coming:

Venezuela is preparing for the biggest military exercises in its history on Saturday after the South American country’s government said it’s on high alert as the opposition pushes for a recall referendum on President Nicolas Maduro. “This is the first time we are carrying out an exercise of this nature in the country. In terms of national reach, it’s going to be in every strategic region.”

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May 17

Caracas Showdown: Opposition Leader Urges Venezuelans To Defy State Of Emergency:

Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles urged Venezuelans Tuesday to defy a state of emergency decreed by the government as it grapples with an acute political and economic crisis. Capriles spoke as the opposition-controlled congress prepared to debate the sweeping measures decreed by President Nicolas Maduro. He said lawmakers will probably reject the measures, and that if the government insists they remain in force “it is up to us… to ignore this decree.”

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May 16

“We’re Going To Do It, F**k It” – Venezuela’s Maduro Orders Military Exercises For Next Weekend:

“Comrades, I am ready to hand over to communal power the factories that some conservative big wigs in this country have stopped. An idled factory is a factory handed over to the people. We are going to do it, fuck it” Venezuela President Maduro boomed at a weekend rally during which he warned that “trouble-makers were fomenting violence to justify a foreign invasion” and ordered military exercises for next weekend.

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May 15

You can hear the ice cracking. You know there’s a crisis coming… If you obstruct the democratic way, we do not know what could happen in this country. Venezuela is a bomb that could explode at any moment.”


“There’s A Crisis Coming” US Officials Increasingly Concerned At Venezuelan Meltdown:

As Venezuela gives the world a first hand look at how socialism ends, the U.S. is growing more and more concerned about how everything is going to play out once the meltdown is complete.

The concern of course is valid, as at this point, the immediate future looks quite grim. Looters have taken to the streets, clearing supermarket shelves of all available food as the country begins to starve, and in order to try and preserve the what little time he has left, president Maduro recently declared a 60-day state of emergency.

According to Reuters, senior U.S. officials doubt that President Maduro will be able to complete his term, which ends after elections in late 2018. As the U.S. kicks around possible scenarios for how this will all end, from a referendum vote to military coup, one thing is becoming more and more certain: “You know there’s a crisis coming.” Continue reading »

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May 15

“We are rather waiting for things to get truly out of hand. And that will happen in the following months. The situation is extremely unstable and the status quo can’t last. We are witnessing daily looting at supermarkets, and people are protesting.”


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“Venezuela Is on the Brink of Social Collapse,” National Guardsman (PanAm Post):

Food Shortages Cause Daily Looting, Energy Crisis Worsens as National State of Emergency Approaches

In recent months, Venezuelan citizens have taken to the streets to demand solutions to the current economic crisis from the government. Many have even requested President Nicolás Maduro’s resignation.

The Venezuelan state has responded to these protests with repression. Certain office holders have been accused of committing human rights violations. As a result, political leaders from the opposition have asked the Venezuelan security forces — especially the army and the Bolivarian National Guard — to denounce any crimes that the state has committed. Continue reading »

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May 14

Maduro’s Last Stand: Venezuela Declares State Of Emergency:

From extending the weekend, to rationing electricity, to running out of money to print money, we’ve been covering the real-time events that have occurred in Venezuela as it devolved into a completely failed state.

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Sadly, last night as starving citizens looted marketplaces in search of food, we predicted that a civil war was almost inevitable, and that Nicolas Maduro would do what he could to hang on for dear life (literally). Today we learn, with his entire socialist utopia literally crumbling beneath him, Venezuelan president Maduro has declared a 60-day state of emergency. Continue reading »

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May 13

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Scenes From The Venezuela Apocalypse: “Countless Wounded” After 5,000 Loot Supermarket Looking For Food:

Over the last several years we have documented with clockwork regularity Venezuela’s collapse into failed state status, which was cemented several weeks ago when news hit that “Venezuela had officially run out of money to print new money.”  At that point the best one could do was merely to step back and watch as local society and civilization turned on itself, unleashing what would ultimately turn into Venezuela’s own, sad apocalypse.

Last night we showed what Caracas, looks like this week:

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As we wrote then these are simply hungry Venezuelans protesting that their children are dying from lack of food and medicine and that they do not have enough water or electricity. As AgainstCronyCapitalism added, this is a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia, and the government has stolen all the money and now they bottleneck peaceful protesters and threaten them with bombs (or haul them to prison and torture them). Continue reading »

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May 12

Raw Venezuela: Looter Burned Alive, While “Streets Filled With People Killing Animals For Food”:

The situation in Venezuela is reaching all out chaos, as crippling socialist policies have resulted in a devastating power and food shortage, as well as looming political instability. This is Caracas today…

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These are hungry Venezuelans protesting that their children are dying from lack of food and medicine and that they do not have enough water or electricity. As AgainstCronyCapitalism reports, this is a country with more oil than Saudi Arabia, and the government has stolen all th emoney and now they bottleneck peaceful protesters and threaten them with bombs (or haul them to prison and torture them).

On the other side, Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz, speaking on state television, said that a separate march will be held to support the extension of President Nicolas Maduro’s economic emergency decree.

As SHTFPlan.com’s Mac Slavo details, the point was reached long ago where people were forced to wait in long lines for basic rations that may not even be there, or turn to the black market.

Now, hunger and scarcity have apparently reached a tipping point that is driving people to poach stray animals and even pets for food.

According to the PanAm Post: Continue reading »

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May 09

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Assassinated Days After 1.8 Million Sign Petition To Oust Maduro:

The situation in hyperinflating socialist paradise Venezuela just moved one step closer to chaotic totalitarianism. With President Maduro clinging to power (thanks to his military ‘assistance’) amid growing social unrest (1.8 million signatures gathered seeking a referendum to remove him), FoxNews Latino reports German Mavare, leader of the opposition UNT party, died Friday after being shot in the head, asassinated in the western state of Lara, according to his organisation. Maduro has appeared on State TV tying Mavare to “armed groups” and suggested that more right-wing politicians are potential targets.

The Venezuelan people are growing increasingly angry at the nightmare of economic squallor Nicolas Maduro appears to have laid at their door (thanks in large part to an overly-generous socialist agenda runnining out of other people’s petrodollars)…

In less than a week, more than 1.8 million people in Venezuela signed petitions seeking a referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. That’s nine times the required 200,000 signatures. Continue reading »

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May 07

Eva Golinger: I Believe Chavez Was Assassinated:

I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was the April 11, 2002 coup d’etat, during which he was kidnapped and set to be assassinated had it not been for the unprecedented uprising of the Venezuelan people and loyal military forces that rescued him and returned him to power within 48 hours. I was able to find irrefutable evidence using the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), that the CIA and other US agencies were behind that coup and supported, financially, militarily and politically, those involved. Later on, there were other attempts against Chavez and his government, such as in 2004 when dozens of Colombian paramilitary forces were captured on a farm outside of Caracas that was owned by an anti-Chavez activist, Robert Alonso, just days before they were going to attack the presidential palace and kill Chavez.

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May 02

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Washington Brings Regime Change To Venezuela — Paul Craig Roberts:

By Paul Craig Roberts

According to President Obama, the world’s only superpower, the unipower, the exceptional country is threatened by small Venezuela in South America !

In an executive order last year, renewed this year, President Obama declared Venezuela to be an “unusual and extraordrinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States” and declared a “national emergency” to counter the “Venezuelan threat”
( http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/03/03/obama-extends-order-declaring-venezuela-national-security-threat/ ).

This manufactured “extraordinary threat” serves as the Obama regime’s excuse for overthrowing President Maduro in Venezuela. It is a Washington tradition to overthrow elected Latin American governments that try to represent the interest of the people, and not the interest of US corporations and banks. Continue reading »

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Apr 28

This Is The End: Venezuela Runs Out Of Money To Print New Money:

Back in February, when we commented on the unprecedented hyperinflation about the be unleashed in the Latin American country whose president just announced that he would expand the “weekend” for public workers to 5 days

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… we joked that it is unclear just where the country will find all the paper banknotes it needs for all its new physical currency. After all, central-bank data shows Venezuela more than doubled the supply of 100-, 50- and 2-bolivar notes in 2015 as it doubled monetary liquidity including bank deposits. Supply has grown even as Venezuela has fewer U.S. dollars to support new bolivars, a result of falling oil prices.  Continue reading »

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Apr 27

Venezuela Economy Literally Grinds To A Halt As Maduro Orders “Five Day Weekend” For Public Workers:

Overnight things went from comical to farcical overnight when the Venezuela gift kept on giving, and the nation expanded the three-day weekend to five days, declaring a two-day work week for government workers, adding it was seeking international help to save its power grid amid a drought that threatens the capital’s main source of electricity. The two-day work week, after the government added Wednesdays and Thursdays as non-working days to save more power.

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Apr 18

FYI.

Related info:

SUPER SHEMITAH: Elite’s Jubilee Year Plan To Crash World Economy By October 2016 (Video)


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Apr 12

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Jeff Berwick’s new viral video, “Elite’s Planning Economic Crisis in 2016 http://surviveshemitah.com/TDV1127EY3G/

In this video Luke Rudkowski and Jeff Berwick travel down to Caracas Venezuela to give you a report on how people live in socialism. We not only give you a detailed update on life in Caracas but a complete social and economic breakdown of the situation on the ground.

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Apr 11

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Economic Collapse Is Erupting All Over The Planet As Global Leaders Begin To Panic:

Mainstream news outlets are already starting to use the phrase “economic collapse” to describe what is going on in some areas of our world right now.  For many Americans this may seem a bit strange, but the truth is that the worldwide economic slowdown that began during the second half of last year is starting to get a lot worse.  In this article, we are going to examine evidence of this from South America, Europe, Asia and North America.  Once we are done, it should be obvious that there is absolutely no reason to be optimistic about the direction of the global economy right now.  The warnings of so many prominent experts are now becoming a reality, and what we have witnessed so far are just the early chapters of a crushing economic crisis that will affect every man, woman and child in the entire world. Continue reading »

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