They Are Putting Armed Guards On Food Trucks In Venezuela…(Our Future!?)

Friday, June 24, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Michael Snyder June 23rd, 2016 We are watching what happens when the economy of a developed nation totally implodes. Just a few years ago, Venezuela was the wealthiest nation in all of South America, and they still have more proven oil reserves than anyone else on the entire planet including Saudi Arabia.... »

Statist France Collapsing, It Simply No Longer ‘Works’

Monday, June 20, 2016
By Paul Martin

BY MICHEL GURFINKIEL JUNE 20, 2016 When the so-called student revolution erupted in Paris in May 1968, President Charles de Gaulle was on a state visit in Romania, and Prime Minister Georges Pompidou on a parallel visit in Afghanistan. Both men were asserting France’s “grandeur” abroad and its “world role” as a champion... »

How The Welfare State Dies

Sunday, June 19, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Pater Tenebrarum via, Jun 19, 2016 Brexit has diverted attention from another little drama playing out in Europe. As of the time of writing, if you Google “Hollande threatens to ban protests” or variations thereof, you will find Russian, South African and even Iranian press reports on the topic. Otherwise, it’s... »

Socialism’s One-Percenters: “The Rich People Are Thieves… Our Socialist Dream Is Falling Apart”

Saturday, June 18, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Thomas DiLorenzo via, Jun 18, 2016 A defining characteristic of socialism in all its forms in all places and at all times is a relatively small political elite (and its “private sector” cronies) that lives lavishly by plundering its population, destroying its economy, imposing a regime of equality of poverty and... »

Malnutrition, starvation strike Venezuelan children; doctors stealing hospital food to feed families as government collapse accelerates

Friday, June 17, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: L.J. Devon Friday, June 17, 2016 Since 2000, the government of Venezuela has adopted new social programs in an attempt to provide food, housing, and education to everyone in the country. These social programs, dubbed the Bolivarian missions, attempted to provide free things for everyone, to help the poor and bring equality... »

Hoards of desperate looters storm a shop in crisis-hit Venezuela and ransack shelves for food amid drastic supplies shortage

Thursday, June 16, 2016
By Paul Martin

Hungry crowds swarm into shop grabbing anything and everything Even a young girl can be seen stuffing cigarette packets into her bag At least four people have died as a result of riots and lootings in last week Government blames chronic food and medicine shortages on opposition By HARRIET MALLINSON 15 June 2016... »

Rise in Starving Children Puts Strain on Venezuela’s Hospitals…”Doctors Now Have to Steal Food From Hospitals to Feed Their Own Families”

Thursday, June 9, 2016
By Paul Martin

SABRINA MARTÍN JUNE 8, 2016 The increasing shortage of food and other basic products in Venezuela, on top of inflation, is now takingits toll on the health of the nation — most notably, on its malnourished children. Children frequently arrive to the San Felipe Central Hospital after having fainted from malnourishment, officials told... »

Venezuela Burning

Thursday, June 2, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Daniella DiMartino Booth via, 6/2/2016 The time for politicking, though, has long come and gone rendering the intensity of Maduro’s resolve to remain alienated from the western world nothing short of traitorous. The president literally has the blood of his fellow countrymen and women on his hands. Such is the result... »

What Food Costs In Venezuela: Eggs $150 A Dozen, Dry Milk $100 A Pound

Thursday, June 2, 2016
By Paul Martin

By Daisy Luther JUNE 1, 2016 Now, those who are having difficulty finding food in Venezuela have another problem: being able to afford it. Food costs in Venezuela have soared so high, they’re practically extraterrestrial. Those who didn’t stock up on emergency food back before the government there made it illegal are now... »

‘We can’t go on like this': Shortages, economic crisis make Venezuela a nation of lines

Monday, May 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

Patrick J. McDonnell May 30, 2016 In an impoverished hilltop neighborhood, a dense labyrinth of narrow alleys, mostly shuttered shops and cinder-block homes, residents trudge toward a protruding pipe discharging a trickle of murky water. Someone has switched on a pump to start the uphill flow to the area, where power blackouts and... »

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