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they're violated every day in brazil. what i call human rights. what i call selective integration. you show enormous in the nation with regard to money other countries where the situation is many times worse. in brazil the police kill fourteen people a day on average. the colombian army killed ten thousand civilians between two thousand and two and two thousand and ten. that doesn't include hundreds of political activists assassinated every year my pile of military groups tolerated or even supported by the authorities. even in the usa the police killed almost a thousand people in two thousand and eighteen.
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politicians in some of those countries have called for military intervention in venezuela to protect so they say its citizens. but we have troops all over the world the place is a very very far away venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering and dying we have many options for venezuela including a possible military option if necessary. i'm always careful when we talk about south and central america and the cia there's a lot of stories. we are very hopeful that there could be a transition of venezuelans i was just down in mexico city and in bogota week before last talking about this very issue trying to help them understand the things they might do so that they can get a better outcome for c.n.n. can now confirm the president trump asked a number of his top foreign policy advisers last summer about the possibility of invading venezuela thank you.
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and now opposition needs you on honda has declared himself the country's new president have you also the president of the united states for any military support in your struggle by and saw it on the market as he's going to and i would in terms of taking decisions that even though this is a dictatorship the little people want to advance with whatever pressure is needed this is no time for dialogue this is time for. any negotiations with nicolas maduro. no.
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the strange thing about the coup and threat of invasion is that they didn't just come from the usa as you. and i made the mistake of answering one of them. i told him it had happened in greece back in the days of nazi collaborators. i hadn't noticed that the person had hundreds of thousands of followers on twitter . dozens of them offered to teach me new expressions in english and spanish. using teaching methods from the t.v. series norco's. call. easy who key. was when i received an interesting message.
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i had just been given my next mission my dear twitter friends explained that if i was a real journalist and wanted to understand venezuela i had to go to the border with colombia. they were absolutely right. that night i boarded a bus with does not in colombia. a place where the local mafia random to members of colombia's civil war paramilitary groups meet up regularly. for breakdowns one flat tire bandit. attack with stones flying past my head resulted in
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a nineteen hour journey. and plenty of time to read international press articles on venezuela's immigrants and refugees. from reuters and the people of myanmar. they compared an economic crisis to civil war and genocide. in the news i mostly saw people leaving the country here i could see a few returning to venezuela even within a day. started. seeing
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the main humanity even the scene a study based. on. at the colombian border i experienced one of the many side effects of economic collapse but i learned nothing new about what caused it. surprisingly i found moron says in a town just forty kilometers east of san cristobal. hundreds of vehicles queued for hours at gas stations. this was another artificial shortage caused by private owners. smugglers for collaborating with local offices buy gas and other government subsidize. colombia.
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taking advantage of the price controls contraband goods have become a lucrative business in neighboring colombia where these products can sell for prices at least ten times more it is estimated that almost forty percent of them this will is food is illegally transported across the border. hiding food away in storage for political and economic purposes is bad enough when you have the biggest oil reserves is a real. especially when the government provides gas almost feel free. to understand what was going on i have to return to caracas where the gasoline flows generously.
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as i couldn't reconcile production in my mind i decided to watch somebody who's been following venezuela's energy policy professor carlos mendoza. a consultant on energy issues for the central bank of venezuela.
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you know again. and i. want to thank you all. according to international media of venezuela failed even though it's been proved to have the world's biggest oil reserves. is that really true. in farsi is. being. shown these. relief and i know you know. is ahead of. you on the petroleum.
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where that. is it will. give you saying. oh. this. will be willing to put on that island. but up and if you. will and put that old. so you know. most people think just stand out in this business you need to be the first one on top of the story or. the person with the loudest voice of the biggest raid in truth
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to stand out on the news business you just need to ask the right questions and demand the right answers. question. because such good number for months smoked by the only comfortable million mark them on the supreme court appointments nov first the sun was low because of something about. a lot of cars but all but they just either get nothing. she is or was you make
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a. noise you are just rammed. down bombard from the sun no mark most books go to the british course there's enough of them come up. i mean the guy was a. gift. to . make this manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling classes to protect themselves. with the financial merry go round lifts and the no one person. to ignore middle of the room sick. is
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really. seemed wrong why don't we all just don't call. me old yet to shape our lives just becomes the ticket and it gains from it because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. even without the all right. venezuela has a lot of oil. so how did it get into its current situation. many people told me that it suffers from a strange disease. and familial and there's a second bottle. they think in c.d.c.
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. because it's called the dutch disease and i thought i should go to whole and. sadly we see that many of these countries and up with much worse economic performance much worse in a call to you much more poverty than before the end or well for the gas well or the mineral wealth so that's been cold i'm dutch my so called the dutch disease. the dutch disease is something which is taught in that sneddon's was one of the main gas export he had all these guys he holding on the north part of holland. as a result of the gas being exported it was
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a lot of extra mom for the guild or for the currency that pushed up the value of the guild and the made him very strong currency but as a result of that the rest of the industry than it was became less competitive found a more difficult to export to bowl so although we were wealthy in terms of gas our industry was suffering and my to be causing on the point. venezuela has suffered from the dutch disease since the nine hundred thirty s. when oil income was converted into holidays clothes and mentions for the elite. say call me so. but you're not. going to know. these are friends who.
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will get but if the moon. is wouldn't kill the dutch disease. but for the first time an oil revenue wasn't going to the elites or to foreign multinationals. let's look first at the old times and shove assholes to life then chavez put a lot of the money over the oil the huge oil money eventually gets into helping the people of venezuela so he put it into the education system and put it into the health care system and if you can poverty. whatever bad things you can see a bunch of us dead most true what happened afterwards his successes. is
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a different story now we do have a story about the old price was too high but more and more money went to the needs of the poor people who are suffering the most incredible people you go dryads you go rest and then they go ahead by the person that could have had this rain at any old rich country that the old price collapse. along with the oil price collapse came a financial in from the usa. forty modus even for this purpose were. announced sanctions against. venezuela associate the name paid if they says it's known by its spanish acronym the state owned oil monopoly we're looking at the oil assets the single most important income stream to the government of venezuela it will make a big difference to the united states economically if we could have american oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in.
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that i reached the source of the absurdity in venezuela as economy. then when i tried to exchange the dollars i had with me. as well as the official exchange rate for the. black market right. find the prevailing black market exchange rate from a facebook page. now things have changed they can find it on instagram. the administrator is. going to look. maybe an opponent of the
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regime in the usa some say well maybe. by controlling the exchange rate anyone could citizens against the government. i'm going to. say. so. two opposing sides have been trying to explain the crisis in venezuela. the suffering is caused by. internal economics.
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and is often used as an excuse. to blame. has affected a prosperous nation. free for all. this is not a. this is the socialist dilemma.
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i don't think so because actually during the period when you know the vast majority were in the private sector. they didn't come anywhere near say france which has fifty five percent g.d.p. years. even when. companies. mainly. the private sector grew more rapidly than the public sector. venezuela was therefore never a socialist country. and even its greatest opponents knew it. when its economic growth rate was double that of the usa and poverty was down by
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fifty percent. international media attributed the growth to capitalism. but when the crisis struck socialism was blamed. the two made narratives putting the blame on sanctions or on socialism the reality i saw in venezuela was much more complex. and maybe more dull. varian revolution inherited all the structural problems that the economy had faced in the twentieth century. the dutch disease the destroyed production high inflation
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and huge inequalities. but for the first time while revenues did not flow into the hands of the few and foreign oil companies. that were distributed to the people . then under constant economic war huge mistakes were made mainly in monetary policy. when oil prices collapsed all those problems old and new came to the surface. of the ball was still poor and the rich who was still.
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there was something more. christian. in the sixty's and seventy's. but that's not acceptable today.
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george w. bush the president of the united states government of iraq and the future of your country. belongs to you. in the battle of iraq the united states and our allies have prevailed. what we can do and will do is support the aspirations of the libyan people. you saw.
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i might perhaps the vice president of the united states and on behalf of president donald trump and all the american people. raise your voices in a call for freedom. and
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told him to get up off the ground the officer began to pet him down. and then freeze on the sounds of kind of fighting into a grown man like wrestling essentially the officer who. drew his own. individual twisted away from the officer holding the toys out of his crib. the obvious or did they kind of lunge for the weapon once missed and then what happened on tree swung at the officers hands didn't hit him i never saw any contact between the two any kind of went back to where they were so the officers back here there try again fifteen feet apart at this point and that's when the officer pulled out his gun and aimed it on three. join me every thursday on the alex simon short and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see you then.
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found out there was a crack seems to do crack when i was a low kid my dad he was like a bust so you know i got like what i needed when i was a baby boy i had a bad childhood. there's always been single mothers in african american community services same very. i think it's more of a teenagers having kids. you can expect a fourteen or fifteen year old first daughter now order for him maybe a far there any child. lost their place and. my car end up breaking down i was unable to get to work on time sunday let me go in with my paycheck that i bring home.
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and. it was supposed to be a historic day for births and not a divorce from the e.u. instead the countries left frustrated with the breaks of votes ahead. also this hour the u.s. secretary of state alleges russia has interfered in every single election in america since two thousand and four george w. bush era. hawks in the u.s. bill choi. a lot from watching all the international and i know who.
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