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Venezuela: Maduro Tells Trump To “get your pig hands out of here”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:30pm 5/21/2017 at 4:30pm
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As his starving citizens fight for toilet paper, basic medicines, and food staples like bread, Venezuela’s embattled and unpopular dictator tells President Trump to “get...

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Riots in Venezuela Lead to Multiple Deaths

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00am 5/17/2017 at 7:00am
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The situation in Venezuela has worsened in recent weeks. People are fighting in the streets with government forces and multiple people have died.

Reuters reports:

Venezuela Death Toll Rises to at Least 42

The death toll in Venezuela’s six-week wave of anti-government unrest has risen to at least 42, according to the state prosecutor’s...

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Venezuela: Son of Pro-Maduro Official Pleads with His Father to “Stop the Injustice”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/29/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Venezuelan people have suffered under socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro for years.  The unpopular president has effectively crippled the nation and is starving his people, and in recent weeks, his totalitarian government has killed at least 29 people who were protesting against the failed president.

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GM Shuts Down Venezuela Plant After Government Seizure

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:00am 4/21/2017 at 7:00am
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General Motors has closed down its Venezuela plant after the socialist country seized the plant on Wednesday. Officials swiped the company’s “production facilities and car stock,” which forced GM to lay off 2,700 workers.

The closure comes only a day after Venezuela erupted in more protests that have left at least three...

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Socialism Fail: Fifth Protester Dies in Most Recent Venezuelan Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/15/2017 at 1:30pm
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Venezuela’s socialist experiment has failed.  Spectacularly.  Lack of food, basic commodities like toilet paper, and medicine has resulted in a population that is on the verge of starvation and increasingly committed to removing failed president Maduro from office.  The latest protests have resulted, so far, in five protester deaths.

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International Pressure Forces Venezuela’s Supreme Court To Reverse Annulment of Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 4/1/2017 at 3:30pm
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In a move on Wednesday that sparked outrage and international condemnation, the pro-Maduro Supreme Court in Venezuela annulled the duly-elected Congress, announcing that the Court would take over Congress’s legislative duties.

Today, the annulment was reversed, and the Venezuelan Congress has had its powers restored.

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Venezuela’s pro-government Supreme Court on Saturday revoked...

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Venezuela Arrests Bakers Due to ‘Bread War’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/17/2017 at 4:30pm
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Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro waged a war on bread and has unleashed his authorities on the bakers. These officials arrested four bakers after they did not use wheat in regular bread:

Two of the four bakers were detained for making illegal brownies after the government ruled that 90 percent of wheat must...

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Socialism Fail: Venezuelans Lead In US Asylum Requests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:30pm 2/12/2017 at 1:30pm

Here at LI, we’ve been chronicling the abysmal failure of socialism as it plays out in Venezuela.  The latest development sees starving and desperate Venezuelans flooding the US with asylum requests.

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New data shows Venezuelans are leading asylum requests to the United States for the first time, as the middle...

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Venezuela: Failed Socialist State Pulls $100 Bill, Looting Erupts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00pm 12/17/2016 at 2:00pm
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Venezuela’s socialist nightmare continues as Maduro ignores warnings and pulls the $100 bolivar bill, making it completely worthless.

Needless to say, the already-starving Venezuelan people were not happy, and protests and looting broke out across the country as news reached the people—at least those with $100 bills—that their money had...

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Venezuelan Government Becomes Tyrannical Robin Hood Santa

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:30pm 12/11/2016 at 4:30pm

In a surreal move, the failing socialist Venezuelan government has arrested toy executives and stolen their toys . . . to give to the poor children of the country.  Unless the toys are made of food or toilet paper, I doubt the children will be much impressed.

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Starving Venezuelans Flee Socialist Nightmare By Boat

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/26/2016 at 3:00pm
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We’ve been covering the massive failure of socialism in Venezuela, and now, starving Venezuelans are fleeing in boats to try to find food and a new home.  Mostly food.  Apparently, Maduro’s plan to ease price controls has been another failure.

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Venezuelan Government Eases Price Controls On Food, Other Essentials

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:30pm 10/15/2016 at 3:30pm
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The economic crisis in Venezuela canaptly be described as a centralized control crisis, a crisis socialist and communist states know and for some reason insist on repeating.  Over and over.  We’ve seen the reports on shortages ranging from toilet paper to food, and rather than risk a revolution that would topple...

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Desperate Times in Venezuela Has Led to Malaria Resurgence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/17/2016 at 8:30pm

Not only has Venezuelan President Nicolas Madura’s socialist policies starved people to death, but he has also brought back malaria.

The New York Times has reported that desperate times have forced people to seek out gold in watery mines infested with mosquitos, which has led to the malaria resurgence because socialism ruined...

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Socialism relief valve: Venezuelans to be allowed to shop in Columbia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2016 at 6:30pm 8/12/2016 at 6:30pm

The Colombian and Venezuelan governments have agreed to partially open their border as Venezuelans need food and basic goods for survival.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed the border last year to prevent smuggling, but with his people literally starving to death due to his socialist policies, he had to...

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Venezuelan President Maduro’s New Decree: Forced Farm Labor

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 6:00pm 7/30/2016 at 6:00pm

Here at Li, we’ve been covering the failure of socialism unfolding in Venezuela.  Toilet paper, sugar, and food shortages have resulted in violence and thus far unsuccessful attempts to oust President Nicolas Maduro.  With the country’s citizens tired, hungry, and angry, Maduro has landed on a “solution” that would make Pol...

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Venezuela Opposition Moves Closer to Ousting Maduro

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/21/2016 at 1:00pm

The Venezuelan opposition announced they “validated enough signatures” to move forward to oust President Nicolas Maduro:

Opposition leader Jesus Torrealba said election officials confirmed the validity of some 407,000 signatures that were under review, more than double the 200,000 signatures required.

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VIDEO: 8-hour food line in Venezuela was HUGO

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:45am 7/12/2016 at 8:45am

The food shortages in Venezuela have continued to worsen to the point where thousands of people are fleeing the country to Colombia if they’re able.

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In just 12 hours, more than 35K Venezuelans cross Colombian...

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