Venezuela reinstitutes slavery. Go socialism.

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Not sure if this should go in the politics thread, but I think it is going to become a big enough event that it will need its own. Venezuela has been in the midst of a collapse for months now, butCoke checking out is a big sign that it is actually worse there than I think most people suspect. Pepsi pulled its production some time ago because their workers were being targeted. And with this halt in production (From a large food producer as well), the government had renewed threats to nationalize everything.

In addition, the military 'exercises' Maduro commissioned seem like athinly veiled prelude to a civil war.Guy has been using classic socialist rhetoric to justify the coming military crack down...

?A fascist counterrevolution has triumphed using the rules of democracy,? he announced, but claimed the Dec. 6 election results are just a ?temporary setback? for the ?Bolivarian revolution.?(I always love how people using democracy are the true fascists.)

In any case, shit is probably about to go down.
 
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Palum

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I'm sure they'll all be royal fuckheads but somehow the American taxpayer will end up footing the bill because we can't help but hang our gaping asshole out there for the rest of the world.
 

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Venezuela collapses. Mass migrant influx into the United States. Crime increase happens in border states. Trump wins by landslide due to increased focus on immigration.

Wall is built.
 

Siddar

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Venezuela demonstrating communism doesn't work yet again.

The story from a few years back where Chavez put a trade embargo on Colombia the country that provided half of Venezuela's food always makes me laugh. To offset the loss of beef from Colombia they instead bought beef from Argentina and shipped it to Venezuela. But the ships weren't refrigerated so the beef all rotted in transit.
 

iannis

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From the BBC reports I've heard the last few days, I assumed a coup was in progress. It sure sounds like it when the military is "nationalizing".
 

Intrinsic

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I thought you meant like.... coke. The other kind stopped.
 

iannis

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Brazil ain't doing too hot either.

They just kicked out their president a few days ago.
 

iannis

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If Obama can't do something to stabilize south America it really might turn into a trump wins Regan style. And Obama can't do anything to stabilize south America.

I do expect a fresh round of moralizer in chief. One last time for the road.
 

Lejina

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From the BBC reports I've heard the last few days, I assumed a coup was in progress. It sure sounds like it when the military is "nationalizing".
The solution to their problems is obviously more socialism.
 

Palum

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The solution to their problems is obviously more socialism.
Yea, those idiots just need to spread the wealth aroundmoreequally. They're basically capitalists down there!
 

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I'm suprised haven't heard more on the military. Last week I read that military groups were down to roving around and stealing goats to eat. That can't be good if you can't feed the military.
 

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Venezuela collapses. Mass migrant influx into the United States. Crime increase happens in border states. Trump wins by landslide due to increased focus on immigration.

Wall is built.
Well the test will be if they can get past that wall the Mexicans are building.
 

Chanur

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Brazil and Venezuela have been building power facilities ( wind farms and such) the last few years. I wonder how the stability issues are going to affect power production.