tv Documentary RT March 31, 2019 12:30pm-1:00pm EDT
within a decade my country was ruined. it lost a quarter of its manufacturing. a million people emigrated and public debt kept arising. in twenty fifteen a government claiming to be a left wing promise to force it into. however its agreed measures that tie the country up until twenty sixty and started mass privatisation. motors on the lift became depressed because it had succeeded with what the right hadn't. the right was depressed because they knew they'd lost their is on difference. of the. venezuela.
this type of. thing i love the supporting cast we see. steve it is going up up there would send them off the easy. on of those women as well again the. when a european country went through a crisis why were its politicians worried about toilet paper in latin america. i flew to caracas to find out. during the eleven hour flight i read all sorts of articles warning me that caracas
is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. if i wasn't murdered as soon as i got off the plane i'd be all rot in prison. venezuela's capital is indeed amongst the most dangerous cities but so are dozens of cities in mexico brazil low colombia. however the people there do have fun like we do they exercise much like us. children eat ice cream and some women carry refrigerators for some reason. surprisingly nobody tried to kill kidnap or imprison me when i arrived.
during those first few hours i sold venezuela had fallen victim to the biggest propaganda plot of the twenty first century. and not the only thing keeping out because i wanted to see life in the barrios the slums of caracas gatecrash which winnings i took piano when i wanted to be to young people assists and workers see what they do for fun what they eat how they vote what newspapers they read their favorite hobbies. until we got hit by a taxi and we were left in the middle of the street. the police who we haven't called arrived within minutes or the ambulance that we did
call never appeared. so i went off to explore all venezuela's public health care system. and found a doctor right away and most of the public hospitals i visited were more than decent. and some clinics medical care was offered for free by cuban doctors who were considered some of the best in latin america. however most hospitals lacked one essential element. patients. as to what a medicine is there's no point in going. spare parts for the x. ray machines were missing to. find those i had to go to a private hospital. and i stumbled on the first proof that
socialism had failed in venezuela. the moment. they make them almost since the will. is one of venezuela's most eminent economists she's never hidden her support for the bolivarian revolution of chavez. and this was. the moment they feel good ampersand. that many people are mad that. they don't let them win the seat us show me their. money. there is no humanitarian crisis in venezuela looming humanitarian crisis. is the. humanitarian crisis. and
crisis. crises the country's economic crisis has turned into a humanitarian one. everyone said venezuela was going through a humanitarian crisis. they went to geneva to be a u.n. independent expert. he just returned from caracas. people also seems to have a problem with the humanitarian crisis. that is a term of art. he said. you used the term humanitarian crisis. a pretext to. humanitarian intervention. this was the argument made in libya when you
wanted to have humanitarian intervention in libya. and at the same time regime change and overthrow the american military to intervene. with food for everybody is that it correct but the humanitarian aid would have to be secured by guys with guns. because production. direct so if you have a considerable portion of the. business position. that does not want to cooperate with the government you are going to have a scar city and you're going to have delays in distribution that cetera et cetera so i. do.
see. the money. up the side of the. moon. according to the central bank of venezuela products were missing before the constitutional referendum and regional elections of two thousand and seven. before the presidential election of two thousand and twelve and after chavez's death that again led to elections. american sanctions will soon be added to this artificial scarcity making the situation even worse. brought director of the c.p.r. in washington follows all economic developments he believes that america's sanctions
are killing people in venezuela. when obama first imposed these sanctions on individuals because they violate this woman in international conventions he had to declare that venezuela poses an extraordinary and unusual threat to the security of the united states which is of course ridiculous and so this is a very aggressive thing trumpet taking a big step further and really did make it nearly impossible for the venezuelan economy recover temperamental that it will kill you not see it oh no he needs them from being a woman to have some of the feeling. be and he says yeah you might make i mean to hide me but i limp out of the book at all lived all the facets illness it really
sad that they claimed. it to be less from the second life and i said in that message that but in superman to conduct album. they're not interested in knowing why there is a problem so just to be sure why there are certain medicines are not available they don't tell you for instance that although venezuela has the money to buy medicines and tries to buy these medicines often enough the countries either refuse to deal with venezuela or do not deliver. we had in the month of november the crisis. in the province. and. they couldn't get to my lariam medicine from colombia
they had to fly it in from india. so matter of fact. venezuela has been flying in from god knows how many countries india and china etc there is a problem of scars to deal call of insulin but that is because of the boycott i think put the blame where the blame belongs on the. how can we condemn the government of venezuela. when we ourselves are causing this car city. with make this manufacture consent to institute of public wealth. when the
a mistake by the american ambassador in santiago edward gorey. he was going to. maybe just say oh you. know you know i'm going to. die and he was elected i said that it was a grave and very serious defeat for the united states we knew that although i would act in what appeared to be a legal and constitutional manner it would be designed as a class warfare to eliminate the middle class opposition the bourgeois it would be a class war approach. top secret sensitive eyes only.
nixon already in september called in henry kissinger to tell us. that it would not be tolerated that in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream. an economy scream and cia director richard helms writes it down. it will be hinted at. in order to become a lasting. but at the moment this in india has decided well planned on
in venezuela's case the media attacks will be based on a well used recipe. everyone has to be convinced that. even when they held elections. in the two decades of the revolution. at least twenty five elections were held and accredited by independent experts like the. over ninety two elections that we men are monitored i would say that the election process in voters' where is the best in the world. where all the electoral process is legal and democratic.
and twenty fifteen party loses the parliamentary election and the right wing opposition wins in the national assembly. the country is paralyzed as m.p. . responds with a football dribble will lose. its. instead of waiting for the hand of god as his friend would advise changes field in the middle of the game. he holds a referendum on the formation of a constitutional assembly that would remove the powers of the national assembly controlled by his opponents find. a constitutional move absolutely. the opposition had twice considered using the same procedure to remove chavez from office in two thousand and seven. in two
thousand and sixteen. oh look i before the gun bill. was a decision ethical. time may not be qualified to say. in my country as well as an entirely the banco was appointed prime minister and a referendum was ignored. in europe we cancelled a total of five referendums because the citizens haven't voted as the e.u. want. them to. was those decisions constitutional maybe they were but also ethical and democratic . in venezuela after the two thousand and fifteen crisis the part of the right wing opposition started boycotting elections. they
asked the un not to send experts who could determine whether fraud had been attempted. but. democracy in venezuela goes into turmoil this is the government solely responsible or is it also the ghost of the two thousand and two coup. several coup instigators will never go to prison and will form the hard core of the right wing opposition. it's interesting that. many of the opposition politicians today in venezuela were involved in some way or another in the coup d'etat
of april. two thousand and two. some of those politicians will continue to receive funding from american organizations like the ne d. . that sent millions of congress dollars to venezuela. when the political crisis hit the streets many politicians exploited public frustration and transformed caracas into a battlefield. thoughts of the opposition resorted to extreme violence. to.
the state mechanism responded cruelly and indiscriminately dozens were killed on both sides and many ended up in prison. when independent u.n. expert alfred desireless visited caracas keep us waited the government to release eighty prisoners are just he insists though that some should be in prison and should be considered political prisoners. on the subject of political prisoners he said we should look at europe as well. they are four persons. politicians who are.
in jail. now these four. politicians are clearly political person. whereas in venezuela many of the detainees were detained because acts of violence. they were. detained because they were just expressing their. desire to be independent. to be sure that they're all political prisoners in spain i went to barcelona to visit a fellow journalist. public
t.v. carlos put outs from which. he explained that even if the political prisoners he couldn't say so. at least not on. the. and he called. who said what kinds of words we can use when we speak about people that are in prison. just say that we cannot use. the terms political prisoners for example. because i honestly couldn't believe that in a european country
a judge could decide what words a journalist could use. i stayed to watch the broadcast and i heard a breaking story. but i'm not going to. or just if you come out of. there. as joe di sanchez was not allowed to speak to john. i left the studio and went to meet his wife. made a list. and if he had a k. a year from christmas believe people. seem ok there
is that impression unfortunately they are. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race. spearing dramatic development only really i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful ready. to sit down and. she used to do crack when i was a little kid. he was like. so you know like what i
needed when i was a baby but. there's always been single mothers in african-american communities ever since slavery. i think it's more of these teenagers having kids. you can expect a fourteen or fifteen year old first daughter to order for and then be a father and he's a check out. the last place on. my car and breaking down i was unable to get to work on time so they let me go with my paycheck that i bring.
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