Venezuela Will “Purge” All State Workers Who Sign Maduro Recall Petition

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden Aug 24, 2016 Venezuela has confirmed that it would remove state employees who signed a petition to recall President Nicolas Maduro as the opposition seeks to remove him amid an unprecedented economic and social crisis. In the first confirmation by a cabinet member, Information Minister Luis Jose Marcano said the... »

Venezuela’s Latest Response To Food Shortages: Ban Lines Outside Bakeries

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Anthony Fisher via’s Hit & Run blog, Aug 23, 2016 The tragedy of Venezuela continues unabated, but that doesn’t mean the government of President Nicolás Maduro has stopped trying to fix problems. Maduro has reportedly instituted a policy of fining bakeries that allow lines to stretch out their front doors, according... »

Socialism on display: Starving Venezuelans resort to eating zoo animals

Monday, August 22, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker Monday, August 22, 2016 In a tragic reflection of the sorry state of Venezuela’s economy under the so-called “leadership” of socialist president Nicolas Maduro, citizens have resorted to killing and eating rare animals from the Caricuao Zoo in the capital city of Caracas. Desperate and hungry residents of the city... »

Venezuelans forced to use cardboard coffins as inflation rates and poverty soar

Sunday, August 21, 2016
By Paul Martin

Fox News Latino August 18, 2016 The economic crisis seems to be affecting every corner of life in Venezuela, even death. As the South American nation grapples with soaring inflation, rising murder rates and shortages of basic supplies and medicine, there is one more thing that Venezuelans are having problems getting their hands one:... »

Venezuela Has But One Choice: Capitalism Or Chaos

Thursday, August 11, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Carmen Elena Dorobat via The Mises Institute, Aug 11, 2016 There is indeed no other option, but a mere back-and-forth between these two possible scenarios. In Mises’ words, “There is no third system between a market economy and socialism. The choice for mankind… is between capitalism and chaos.” And as Venezuelans... »

Hungry Venezuelans Take Long Haul to Brazil: 18 Hours “To Another Country To Buy Food”

Thursday, August 11, 2016
By Paul Martin

Mac Slavo August 10th, 2016 Venezuelans are becoming increasingly desperate to obtain enough for to feed their families. The long lines, state rations and black market are no longer enough. In recent months, hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan people flooded the neighboring border of Colombia in search of affordable food staples (something like... »

In Last-Ditch Effort To Save The Economy, Venezuela’s Maduro Hires Marxist “Jesus Christ Of Economics”

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden Aug 9, 2016 When socialism fails, your citizens are starving and all hope is lost, you look for… Marxist Jesus? Nicolas Maduro has hired what he calls the “Jesus Christ of Economics” Alfredo Serrano, a 40-year old Marxist economist from Spain as his new main economic advisor. The Rest…HERE Share... »

Venezuelan women turning to sterilizations as economic implosion prevents access to traditional contraceptives

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z Monday, August 08, 2016 Venezuela is becoming such a hostile place to live in, that women are turning to sterilization in a desperate bid to avoid bringing new life into the misery-ridden country, and enduring pregnancy and childbirth in the deteriorating medical system. Food shortages, poor medical care and inflation... »

‘Socialist experiment’ Venezuela in ruins as soldiers delete videos of 12-hour food queues

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
By Paul Martin

VENEZUELANS face 12-hour queues for food as the Latin American nation’s economic and political crisis has lead to a severe shortage of essential resources. By JOE BARNES Wed, Aug 3, 2016 A BBC journalist, who attempted to film the crisis, was stopped and forced by soldiers to delete footage of a protest outside... »

Let Them Eat Cake: Venezuela Celebrates Chavez’ Birthday With $100,000 Cake, While Citizens Starve

Saturday, July 30, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden Jul 30, 2016 Nothing describes socialism more aptly than baking a 4 feet tall cake weighing 90 kilos for Hugo Chavez’s birthday (a dead man) while the rest of the country starves, cannot find basic necessities. The cost of the cake would have been 649,200 bolivares (~US 100,000 at the... »

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