Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro urged his nation’s starving and impoverished citizens to quit “whining” about the escalating food and water crisis; saying he “wants solutions comrades!”
According to France 24, Maduro was speaking to members of his government after a crippling power outage shutdown nearly 80% of the country’s capital; admitting his economic programs and production models “have failed.”
“The production models we’ve tried so far have failed and the responsibility is ours, mine and yours,” said the President. “Enough with the whining… we need to produce with or without (outside) aggression, with or without blockades, we need to make Venezuela an economic power,” he added late Monday, with the country grappling with a four-year long recession.”
“No more whining, I want solutions comrades!” he added.
Venezuela is in the midst of a four-year depression, with food, water, fuel, and electricity nearly vanishing throughout the nation.
Leading economists warn the struggling country may see inflation as high as 1,000,000% within the year.
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SOCIALIST PARADISE: Venezuela Ranked World’s Most Dangerous Country
A new report released this week found Venezuelan citizens viewed their country as the “most dangerous place on the planet,” with residents fearing violence, theft, and food shortages as the socialist nation continues to spiral out of control.
According to the Miami Herald, a new survey from the 2018 Global Law and Order Index found that Venezuelans largely felt unsafe on public streets, had little confidence in local or federal law enforcement, and had been assaulted at a stunning rate.
The Gallup report also gave Venezuela a “law and order” score or 44, ranking last among every other nation on the planet.
“While Afghans were more likely than Venezuelans to have been the victims of theft, Venezuelans were less likely to have confidence in their local police and were more likely to have been assaulted,” said the survey.
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SOCIALIST PARADISE? Venezuela Running Out of Water, Electricity, Food
The humanitarian and political crisis engulfing Venezuela continued this week, with major metropolitan areas rapidly running out of drinking water, fuel, and food as the nation struggles to cope with a crumbling economy.
According to Yahoo News, Venezuelan city San Juan de los Morros is facing daily power outages, receives water deliveries just once a month, and sees banks with no currency and no end in sight.
“They send (running) water once a month. The rest of the time we have to buy it,” said one resident. “There have been times where we’ve had no electricity for 24 hours.”
Venezuela -once one of the world’s leading exporter of oil products- has been embroiled in political turmoil for over a year as citizens are forced to scavenge for food and medicine.
Economists at the International Monetary Fund predict inflation could reach as high as 1,000,000% in the coming months.
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