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the police killed almost a thousand people in two thousand and eighteen. however politicians in some of those countries have called the military intervention in venezuela to protect the that we have troops all over the world that places a very very far away venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering and they're 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.
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and now opposition needs you on one 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 as a way down on the amount of us he's going to 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. supporters of the right wing opposition asked for a foreign country to invade their ears. and i made the mistake of answering one of them. i told him it would have. 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. that. easy whole day. 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. that night i boarded a bus with dozens of venezuelans leaving the country. just a nation the border crossing out 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 founded. attack with stones flying past my head resulted in a nineteen hour journey. plenty
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of time to read international press articles on venezuela's immigrants and refugees . from reuters to the daily mirror dozens of stories repeating that the case here resembles syria 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. they see.
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those humanity even. 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 more answers in a town just forty kilometers east of san cristobal. hundreds of vehicles queued for hours at gas stations caused by private owners. smugglers for collaborating with local offices by gas and other government subsidize. commodities in colombia.
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taking advantage of that as well as 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. not being able to find gasoline 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
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flows generously. 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. the a basic things he's done. and gave us what he never see even.
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you know again not a moment there ain't don't think. and i. want to thank you oh. god. 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. elim facias. king. showing these. relief and i know you know. also. is ahead of the game.
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last year on their patrol sorting out the. hood of that. thing. because it will. give us a feel. for me. the link this. local dewayne to his having willing to put on that island. but up in the fetal. tissue and put that old. me so you know.
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and. you know my phone line smoked by you know only coming for the minute not the muslim on muslim for appointments november of sunless so because of something that a. lot of muslims. i just i think that's a little. she will use it was you make the. most out of your strength. gentlemen but from the sun on my book you go to the british bush there's enough of them around. i mean we got close up on one thing in the internet. if you.
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listen to. me. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the book different clubs on one hand it is logical to sit in the home field where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and a fresh perspective i'm used to surprising people and i saw one on t.v. . i'm going to talk about football not the or else you can think i was going to go. by the way what is it that slide here. even without the all right ok reserves venice. has a lot of oil. so how did it get into its current situation. many people told me
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that it suffers from a strange disease. and . they think the c.d.c. people. because it's cold that dutch disease i thought i should go to whole and. sadly we see that many of these countries and much worse economic performance much worse in a call to you much more poverty than before the end or well for the gas well for the mineral wealth so that's been cold i'm dutch must be called a dutch disease. the dutch
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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 a lot of extra mom for the guild or for the currency that pushed up the value of the guild and the made a very strong currency but as a result of the rest of the industry that it was became less competitive found a more difficult to export to bowl so although we were wealthy in terms of gas our industry will suffer am i 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. see economies. but none.
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of these are friends who. will get but if the moon. is it. wouldn't kill the dutch disease. but for the first time an oil revenue wasn't going to the elite well lots of foreign multi-nationals. so let's look first at the old times and shove estoril still alive then chavez put a lot of the money over the oil the huge oil money even if really gets into helping
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the people of venezuela as 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 his death most true have been off. his successes. is 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 by the poor people you go dryads rest and then they go to hit by the bush going to when it's raining to any oil 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 we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum to venezuela so. the name of the paper we're looking at the oil assets
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that's 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 venezuela. had i reached the source of the absurdity and venezuela's 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.
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the administrator is. going to. maybe an opponent of the regime in the usa some say well maybe. one thing was certain by controlling the exchange rate anyone could citizens against the government. so. two opposing sides have been trying to explain the crisis in venezuela.
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suffering is caused by. internal economic sabotage. used as an excuse. to blame for. prosperous
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nation. this is not a failed state. this is the socialist dilemma. because actually during the period you know the. they didn't come anywhere near. fifty. years. even when. companies mainly of. the private sector a group. of public. was therefore never
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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 fifty percent. international media attributed the growth to capitalism. but when the crisis struck socialism was blamed. of the two made narratives putting the blame on sanctions or on socialism the reality i saw in venezuela was much more complex. and maybe both dull.
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problems that the economy had faced in the twentieth century. the dutch disease the destroyed production high inflation and huge inequalities to the hands of the few and foreign oil companies. that were distributed to the people. then and the 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. the fall was still poor and the rich who was still rich decided to take revenge.
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there was something more.
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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 came
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you saw i. i might perhaps the vice president of the united states and on behalf of president donald trump and all the american people. let me express the unwavering support of the united states is you the people of venezuela raise your voices in a call for freedom.
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well there was a crack seems to do crack when i was a little kid my dad he was like oh. so you know like what i needed when i was a baby boy i had a big show. there's always playing saying oh my there's an african-american community service and slavery. i think it's more of these teenagers having kids in you can expect a fourteen or fifteen year old first daughter now order for him maybe a far there any place in october my car you know breaking down and i was
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unable to get to work on time sunday let me go in with my paycheck that i bring home i have nearly enough to pay my car insurance. gas and. the reserve bank the european central bank the bank of england the bank of japan they are fifty sixty seventy percent leveraged much more leverage than long term capital management ever was much more lovers and lehman brothers or bear stearns ever was there the most leverage hedge funds that we've ever seen in the history of hedge fund skullduggery but it doesn't matter because they can print and buy back their own debt in an instant cycle profitless prosperity and then one day like wiley coyote over the cliff chasing the road runner there's a moment of recognition and then. oh oh oh there you go it's zero. zero zero sir. you have to get up off the ground search begins with your.
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name freeze on the sounds or maybe. mislead especially if you're going to go. drew is drawn. to wish to do away from the officer of the toyotas crew. the obvious or did they kind of lunge for the weapon once missed and then when it happened on tree swung at the officers hands didn't hit them i never saw any contact between the two and 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. i mean more to gain is an outstanding person because he took on the most powerful agency in this county or you'll be to stay if you look at some of the before now and. mark was the day that when he was five. going to be in the
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sheriff's most contentious critics say he is the first time i noticed something wasn't right wing it wasn't what i wanted to do you know. we've had more shootings in this county then some states have had collectively. begun featuring. the sheriff might. wash you like a bug you know we should stop then you should say and i'm left with stuff i believe what i'm doing ok you know it's your funeral voting. critic in this house. i snuck out of the united states. into russia. political. men they know.
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i'm leaving the ukraine exposed to a no deal divorce in just two weeks. from the. morning as. the sun shines all rush over this way let's. keep ignoring president trump to moms from russian troops to leave the south american country with the latest on the. troubled about underlines again seven palestinians were wounded in a fresh. israel gaza border the latest marking a year since the start of the.
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