tv Documentary RT March 31, 2019 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
people in two thousand and eighteen. patients in some of those countries have called for military intervention in venezuela to protect so they say its citizens. 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. 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. 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 then as. 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.
either whole day. key. was when i received an interesting message. 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 dozens of venezuelans leaving the country. just a nation the border crossing out in colombia. place where the local mafia random
the members of colombia's civil war paramilitary groups meet operate get only. four breakdowns one flat tire and an attack with stones flying past my head resulted in a nineteen hour journey. plenty 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 row him people of my own. they compared an economic crisis to a 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. humanity even. one. 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. this was another artificial shortage caused by private. smugglers collaborating with local offices buying gas and other government subsidized commodities and colombia. 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 had to return to caracas where the gasoline flows generously. as i couldn't reconcile the oil production in my mind i decided to walk somebody
who's been. following venezuela's energy policy professor carlos mendoza. a consultant on energy issues for the central bank of venezuela. we begin. with. the a.b.c. he's. been there as well he never seen it. you know again not a moment. and i. want to thank you you. know . 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. your knees. before i know you know. is a fan of the game. on their part put all your soul in that you know. you have that. thing. because it will. give us a feel. for me. the link this. local dewayne to his anyone willing to put on that island. but up on through.
don't. match geysers financial survival guide liquid assets not those that you can convert that's quite easily. to keep in mind that the mean to inflation. or. in a world of big partisan. 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 shouting 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. they put them so. they get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. wanted. to go to the person most likely before three of them or can't be good. interested in the waters in the. first. officer. told him to get up off the ground in the office or begin to pay him down. and then freeze on the sounds of an mit grown man with misleading essentially. through his or her own. twisted away from the office or. out of his group.
the obvious or did they kind of lunge for the web in one's midst and then what happened on three swung at the officers hands didn't hit them i never saw any contact with. 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. even without the all right now. 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. in
formula one and there's a second bottle. phil mickelson. they think is c.d.c. . because it's called the dutch disease and i thought i should go to whole and good judgement. sadly we see that many obese 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 for the mineral wealth so that's been cold i'm dr my so called the dutch disease. the dutch disease is something which is taught in the netherlands not in the schools one of the main gas export get old is gassy holding on the north part of
holland around as a result of the gas being exported there was a lot of backs from the mom for the guilder for the dutch currency that pushed up the value of the guild and the made in very strong currency but as a result of that 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 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 economy so. you add to it but do you and that's you know i'm sixty more all up close you. know. these are friends who will. be always on i must go. down.
well good luck if we see a bank we'll get but of the moon. without the capital good luck in the. ears of people of course. all of it bogs. is wouldn't kill the dutch disease. but for the first time an oil revenue wasn't going to the elite or to foreign multinationals. let's look first at the old times and shove estoril still alive then treves 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 elevating poverty. whatever bad things he can see a bunch of his death was true what happened afterwards and 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 elites the poor people who are suffering the most and by the poor people you go dryads you go rest and then they got hit by the version that could have happened when it's real. from the usa. for this purpose we're going to announce sanctions against. the state. we're looking at the oil.
free for all. this is not a failed socialist state. socialist venezuela this is the socialist dilemma was it socialism i don't think so because actually during the period when you know the vast majority of the creator were in the private sector. they didn't come anywhere near. fifty five. years. even when chavez nationalized companies mainly in the oil sector 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 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 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 . all those problems old and new. and the rich.
what we can do and will do is support the aspirations of the libyan people. 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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