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America following in footsteps of Venezuela with polluted water, infrastructure failures and economic collapse

4/26/2016 - Americans enamored with Sen. Bernie Sanders' socialist economic plans – which essentially amount to taxing the rich (a lot – to the point where they'd leave the country), along with everyone who earns a wage, so that government could make lots of things like college, healthcare and day care...

Venezuela nears total collapse as government now unable to provide food, water, electricity and protection for citizens

4/15/2016 - Every day seems to bring new evidence that Venezuela's transition from a market-based economy to a socialist one is proving to be every bit as ill-advised as it has sounded from day one. The country is now nearing total collapse as the government is failing miserably to provide its citizens with basic...

Outbreak of mysterious deadly disease covered up by Venezuelan government as it kills off free press

3/10/2016 - The socialist "revolution" against democracy and free markets is proceeding in Venezuela, with the authoritarian government downplaying a mysterious disease outbreak as print media in the country slowly dies off. As reported by WPLG's Local 10 News in Miami, there have been at least 10 deaths from...

Venezuela collapses into food police state; biometric scanning into government database now required to purchase food

2/28/2016 - It was nicknamed the "Fingerprints for Food" program, but it represented a dire new twist in the ongoing struggle for the socialist Venezuelan government to provide basic nourishment and products for its citizens. As reported by the Miami Herald in May 2014, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the implementation...

Widespread starvation, food scarcity in Venezuela, inevitable result of socialist economic policies which end in price controls, scarcity and mass famine

2/22/2016 - Self-avowed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is beginning to close in on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, no doubt has the country's best interests at heart, but we simply wish he was more educated on the effects of socialist policies on vitally important issues...

Venezuela passes new law rejecting GMOs and seed patents nationwide

1/7/2016 - In 2004, President Hugo Chavez prevented the planting of 500,000 acres of Monsanto's genetically modified (GM) corn. Since then the Venezuelan farmers have been expressing strong feelings against growing or buying GM seeds. However, this didn't stop big corporations from trying to push their transgenic...

Venezuela to plunge into mass social unrest if oil prices stay low, warn analysts

12/16/2015 - For countries that depend primarily on oil revenues to fund government services, hard times are upon them. And they are likely to continue, analysts say. That's because oil prices have collapsed, thanks to several different factors, and while that is good news for consumers, truckers, airlines and...

Barter activity explodes across Venezuela as failed socialist economic policies leave entire nation on verge of economic collapse

12/6/2015 - While most people think of Facebook and Twitter as a way to share photos and exchange comments for fun and news-sharing reasons, residents in Venezuela are turning to social media for something entirely different – and it's saddening. There, it's not uncommon for people to barter for the likes...

Loony leftist rag Salon.com fails economics 101: Venezuela's 'Economic Miracle' an absolute disaster for everyone

11/3/2015 - If you ever needed more proof that liberals and progressives are economic illiterates, this should do it for you. As noted over at Zero Hedge, insanely liberal web site Salon.com "took a quick break from criticizing a caricature of libertarianism" to allow one of its writers, David Sirota, to tap...

Venezuelan government tells citizens to "eat fried rocks" as food shortages caused by socialist policies threaten widespread starvation

10/7/2015 12:33:04 PM - Life continues to deteriorate under the socialist regime in Venezuela, an oil-rich South American nation whose citizens' quality of life has nearly collapsed in the throes of Marxist economic policy. But no matter, because government officials are quick to offer solutions. In fact, the governor of...

Violence and looting grip Venezuela as socialist country struggles to feed citizens

8/31/2015 - As economic conditions continue to deteriorate in Venezuela thanks to socialist government policies that have wreaked havoc on businesses, industry and imports, the decay of civil society is also progressing as rioting, looting, and other disruptive actions are becoming the norm. Reuters reports...

Socialist medicine on parade in Venezuela: Here's what happens when government runs health care

8/28/2015 - Free healthcare for everyone isn't working so well in the socialist medicine utopia of Venezuela. A new documentary report by photojournalist Betty Zapata reveals rampant filth, lack of resources and medicine, grossly underpaid doctors, and all-around chaos at public health clinics and hospitals throughout...

Food seizures begin: Venezuela farmers ordered to turn over their food to the government

8/7/2015 - As Venezuela's economy continues to worsen -- its currency having entered "free fall mode," according to the Financial Times -- the desperate Maduro government has taken the extreme measure of nationalizing the nation's food industry. Venezuelan farmers and food producers are now required to sell...

Mass starvation expected in Venezuela after socialist government nationalizes food distribution system

8/5/2015 - In a policy move that is sure to worsen Venezuela's economic condition and impose more suffering on the country's population, President Nicolas Maduro pledged recently to nationalize food distribution amid record shortages of the most basic goods, skyrocketing inflation and a deepening financial crisis. Maduro...

Socialism sucks: McDonald's runs out of french fries across Venezuela

3/21/2015 - The grand socialist experiment in Venezuela begun by the great revolutionary, the late Hugo Chavez, continues to perform as expected in the South American nation -- which is, to say, poorly. So much so, in fact, that even McDonald's restaurants are now running out of a signature menu item: French...

Venezuela tracks citizens' food purchases to criminalize 'hoarding' of food during severe shortage

4/27/2014 - Despite a dearth of news coverage detailing the failing nature of Venezuela's experimentation with abject socialism, there is nonetheless a trickle of reporting that provides the trained eye a glimpse of just how bad life is getting in this formerly thriving oil-rich South American nation. The Associated...

The real cost of socialism: Venezuela suffers under severe shortages of flour, butter, milk and diapers

4/3/2014 - Rising unrest and turmoil in Venezuela are side effects of the ugly, predictable face of socialism, as evidenced by the underreported realities of life in a country besieged by a bankrupt political ideology. It wasn't always this way in the South American nation. At the turn of the 20th century,...

Hugo Chavez may be dead, but the great cancer of socialism continues to spread

3/6/2013 - Hugo Chavez is dead, leaving one less control freak tyrant desecrating our planet, but one more empty seat of corruption and power to be filled. Chavez died of cancer, we are told, but the cancer of his left-leaning philosophies continues to disease our world, even rearing its head in the United States...

Venezuela Bans Coke Zero Citing Health Concerns

10/31/2009 - The Venezuelan government has banned the sugar-free soft drink Coke Zero, citing concerns that its artificial sweetener is harmful to human health. "The product should be withdrawn from circulation to preserve the health of Venezuelans," Health Minister Jesus Mantilla said. The ruling called for...

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