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that's. put us. up to supporting the kids we see just to live up able to see if it is let up on up impulse and the end of the movie scene and it was confronting those women as well again not going to vote on 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.
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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 kidnapped mugged or die of hunger or disease. will rot in prison. venezuela's capital is indeed amongst the most dangerous cities but so were 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.
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surprisingly nobody tried to kill kidnap or imprison me when i arrived. during those first few hours i thought venezuela had fallen victim to the biggest propaganda plot of the twenty first century. if not the only thing keeping out. i wanted to see life in the barrios the slums of caracas crash which winnings i am i wanted to be to young people artists 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
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police who we hadn't arrived within minutes. 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. in 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 medicine was there's no point in going. spare parts for the x. ray machines were. missing to. find those i had to go to
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a private hospital. and i stumbled on the first proof that socialism had failed in venezuela. as one of venezuela's most eminent economists she's never hidden her support for the bolivarian revolution of chavez. many people are mad that. i had said to. me.
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that. there is no humanitarian crisis in venezuela looming humanitarian crisis me as if it is the reason and crisis here in crisis humanitarian crisis humanity carried on crises the country's economic crisis has turned into a humanitarian one. everyone said venezuela was going through a humanitarian crisis. and to prove it they went to geneva to meet former u.n. independent expert. alfred desires. he just returned from caracas. people also seem to have a problem with the term humanitarian crisis. that is a term of art. that. you used. term
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humanitarian crisis as a pretext to advance humanitarian intervention. this was the argument made in libya when you wanted to have humanitarian intervention in libya. at the same time regime change and overthrow the american military. with food for everybody is that it correct but the humanitarian aid would have to be secured by guys with guns. there are certain items that are missing. because production. trade distribution is entirely in private hands it is not direct so if you have a considerable portion of the. business.
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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 etc etc so on. this side of the. 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
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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 followed. all economic development 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
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economy recover them to meddle that it will kill feed that ca i don't know he needs them coming a woman who has some math if you see a. b. and he says yeah look i'm with me coming to hide me but i limp at best you know look at all it all the facets see on the fifth really sad that they claim that. it's under less from the second life and i say don't mess with that but in superman to collect albums. 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
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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 them from colombia they had to fly. from india. has been flying in. many countries to be. a problem. but that is because. i mean put the blame where the blame belongs. we. when we ourselves are causing this car city.
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is an outstanding person because he took on the most powerful agency. for you'll be to stay if you look at it from the. mark was the day that he was. going to. take for the first time i noticed something wasn't. pretty much one of the first part of the corruption in palm beach county it's not something that you can smell it. it's. a wing it wasn't what i wanted to do.
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in this county then some states have had. to go in with. the sheriff's wife. you know i wish. them luck in the stuff i believe what i'm doing. it's your funeral the f.b.i. raided p.b.s. a critic going to tell us. i snuck out of the united states. into russia why can't political. men they know battle. is an officer of the toyota to get up off the ground the officer began to pat him down. and then freeze on the sounds of an mit grown man like wrestling essentially the officer who. drew his or drawn the twisted away from the officer.
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out of his crib. they obviously did a kind of lunge for the weapon ones missed and then when it happened on tree swung as observations 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 he did it on three. i. didn't.
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drive you don't as holding products in times of political unrest american sanctions the queues for foods and medicines. this i've seen before. in november nine hundred seventy socialist salvador became chile's president. a historic day for latin america. for the white house it was
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a mistake by the american ambassador in santiago edward gorey. well he was going to. let me just say oh you know the main problem you're going to tell you and i'm going to now. and i only 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 him that
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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. nixon gives orders that they make the chilean economy scream and cia director richard helms writes it down. it will be hinted at. in order to do them one has to know more about us. but at the naval base in indiana has to see him to
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know it says the end will be any good seeing him bad won't land on upset about. this if the sun is from the mast and don't want any. sympathy. with more of. the. goings. goal. but i guess i've. got
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to. go. in venezuela's case the media attacks will be based on a well used recipe. everyone has to be convinced the. dictator is 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. but we're told the electoral process is legal and democratic.
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and twenty fifteen party loses the parliamentary election and the right wing opposition wins in the national assembly. believe the country is paralyzed as m.p.'s hinder legislative work and rejects supremes court rulings. 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. of the holds a referendum on the formation of a constitutional assembly that would remove the powers of the national assembly controlled by his opponents find.
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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. before the gun bill. was a decision ethical. i may not be qualified to say. in my country as well as in italy the banker was appointed prime minister. the referendum was ignored. in europe we cancelled a total of five referendums because the citizens haven't voted as the e.u. wanted them to. was those decisions constitutional maybe they were but they also ethical and
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democratic. in venezuela after the two thousand and fifteen crisis the part of the right wing opposition started boycotting elections. last the un not to send experts who could determine whether fraud had been attempted. 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.
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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. . ends of congress dole is to venezuela. when the political crisis hit the streets many politicians exploited public frustration and transformed caracas into a battlefield. thoughts
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of the opposition resorted to extreme violence. he had to get off you had a bad state mechanism responded cruelly and indiscriminately dozens were killed on both sides and many ended up in prison. when independent un expert alfred desireless visited caracas. he persuaded 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.
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they are four persons. politicians who are. in jail. now these four. politicians are clearly political prisoners. 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.
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to be sure that they're all political prisoners in spain i went to barcelona to visit a fellow journalist. public t.v. carlos pouts. 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 said we cannot use. the terms political prisoners for example.
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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. also but i'm not going to. or just if you come out of i mean a lot. in she states buddy. as jodi son shows was not allowed to speak to journalists i left the studio and went to meet his wife.
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i. made a list though is tiny on his wife airs. and i know and if he had a k a a yes or no from place of belief because. he. is that impressed me there. after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sort of go from fields 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.
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by the way what is that that's like here. you know world of big part of the movie lot and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and she. past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks.
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on the phone line smoke fighting only coming for them in muslim on muslim for appointments november seventh because of something that a. lot of muslims. i think. she is or was even a. dream or if they are just. general marks on the sun on my last book you go to the british course that's enough of them stop. i mean you got. to. listen to. the.
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