Venezuela Meltdown

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:22 am

Grammatron wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:52 am
Are you calling Abdul fat?
I wouldn't dare. But he expressed his wish to lose weight… :P

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:49 pm

I must be missing something.

Yes, still fat. But less so.
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:10 pm

Venezuela's Maduro links 2 opposition lawmakers to drone attack

I guess you can't let something like an attempted assassination go by with out using it for something....waste not want not.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Nicolas Maduro has accused two opposition legislators of having roles in the drone attack that Venezuelan officials have called an assassination attempt on the leader, and his allies are moving against the accused.

The head of Venezuela's pro-government constitutional assembly said he would have the body take up a proposal Wednesday to strip the lawmakers of their immunity from prosecution.

During a national television broadcast Tuesday night, Maduro said statements from some of the six suspects already arrested in the weekend attack pointed to key financiers and others, including Julio Borges, one of the country's most prominent opposition leaders who is a lawmaker but is living in exile in Colombia.

"Several of the declarations indicated Julio Borges. The investigations point to him," Maduro said, though he provided no details on Borges' alleged role.

Agence France-Presse says Borges tweeted that the alleged assassination try was a staged farce. "Neither the country nor the world believe you when it comes to this farce of an attack, we all know that it was staged to persecute and repress those of us who oppose your dictatorship," Borges wrote on Twitter. according to AFP.

The president also named opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens, who was seen in a video widely circulating on social media being arrested by Venezuela's political police force.
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:20 am

The titles are enough, I feel:
Venezuela seeks US extradition of alleged drone attack mastermind
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/09 ... rmind.html
Ecuador declares state of emergency over Venezuela migrant influx
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/ ... 16737.html
Venezuela lifts opposition lawmakers' immunity for drone 'attack' trial
https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/venezuel ... oc-1883sg5
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by ed » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:49 pm
I must be missing something.

Yes, still fat somewhat svelte. But less so.
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:24 am

Judge: Canadian firm can go after Venezuela’s US refineries
CARACAS, Venezuela — A Canadian gold mining company on Thursday won the right to go after Venezuela’s prized U.S.-based oil refineries and collect $1.4 billion it lost in a decade-old take-over by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez.

Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. Federal District Court in Delaware made the ruling in favor of Crystallex, striking a blow to crisis-stricken Venezuela, which stands to lose its most valuable asset — Citgo.
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The latest order by the U.S. judge could set off a scramble by a long list of creditors owed $65 billion in bonds that cash-strapped Venezuela has stopped paying within the last year, said Russ Dallen, a Miami-based partner at the brokerage firm Caracas Capital Markets.

“This was the most vulnerable low hanging fruit for debtholders to go after,” Dallen said. “It looks like Crystallex is the lucky lottery winner because they got there first.”
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by WildCat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:20 am

I wonder how much Venezuela owes China?
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:48 pm

WildCat wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:20 am
I wonder how much Venezuela owes China?
Answer: From the second article...
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Venezuela has public external debt of about $150 billion, including $23 billion owed to China, according to the Washington-based International Institute of Finance, which represents some of the world’s largest banks.
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Exclusive: Venezuela faces heavy bill as grace period lapses on China loans - sources

China says Venezuela can 'appropriately' handle debt load

Venezuela debt: US, Russia and China play for high stakes
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:34 pm

I blame Bush.

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by sparks » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:43 pm

Blaming the Kenyan Usurper is fun too:

"I sent my best people to Hawaii, and they couldn't find his birth certificate!!!11"

And the jackass who said that is now POTUS.



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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:14 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:34 pm
I blame Bush.

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Which one? :?
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:57 am

Venezuelan military deserter faces deportation back to government U.S. calls dictatorship

WASHINGTON

A Venezuelan military officer who deserted his country’s army to seek asylum in the United States faces deportation next week, back to the government the U.S. claims is a dictatorship that must be punished.

The juxtaposition reveals the perils the Trump administration faces trying to balance President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration polices while pledging to stand with hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing President Nicolás Maduro’s government that has driven the nation into economic and humanitarian peril.

1st Lt. Helegner Tijera Moreno, 39, the father of a teenage son, faces his last detention hearing on Tuesday and could be deported after spending nearly two years in a New Mexico detention center.
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Venezuela’s security forces have arrested and jailed many army officers on suspicion of “rebellion” and “treason.”

The United States, meanwhile, continues to deport Venezuelans while pressing allies in the region to “do more” about the starvation and oppression in Venezuela.. More than 100 have been deported since April, when the Trump administration was in Lima, Peru for the Summit of the Americas and promising to do “everything in our power to support those fleeing tyranny.”

Deportations of Venezuelan increased 36 percent from 182 deportees in 2016 to 248 in 2017. And with two months remaining in Fiscal Year 2018, the United States has already deported 258 Venezuelan nationals in accordance with their final orders of removal, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The administration did not respond to questions about the deportations, but said they’re discussing ways to help Venezuelans who arrive at the border, including the possibility of increasing asylum for Venezuelans.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation ... nk=SecList

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:38 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Doctor X wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:34 pm
I blame Bush.

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Which one? :?
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:13 pm

Colombia and Venezuela – Flooding Rivers Affect Thousands

Heavy rain and swollen rivers in eastern Colombia and western Venezuela have caused flooding which has affected thousands of people since late July, 2018. Rainfall during the month of July has reached record levels in some areas of Venezuela.

Disaster authorities in Colombia report that flooding affected around 12,000 people in Guainia Department. Flooding has also been reported in Vichada, Meta and Aruaca departments.

Relief and humanitarian agencies in the area are already severely stretched. Border areas of Colombia have seen over 1 million migrants arrive from Venezuela in recent months, according to WFP (pdf), with over 350,000 of them in need of food assistance.

In Venezuela local media report that flooding has affected communities near swollen rivers in Bolívar, Amazonas and Monagas states.
http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-v ... ugust-2018

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Skeeve » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:53 pm

Witness wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Colombia and Venezuela – Flooding Rivers Affect Thousands

Heavy rain and swollen rivers in eastern Colombia and western Venezuela have caused flooding which has affected thousands of people since late July, 2018. Rainfall during the month of July has reached record levels in some areas of Venezuela.
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In Venezuela local media report that flooding has affected communities near swollen rivers in Bolívar, Amazonas and Monagas states.
http://floodlist.com/america/colombia-v ... ugust-2018
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Meanwhile: Venezuela asks Interpol to arrest top opposition figure
Venezuela has requested Interpol to arrest an opposition politician who is currently in neighbouring Colombia and accused of involvement in an apparent attack against President Nicolas Maduro.
Interpol: "yea sure Nicky, we'll get right on that..."
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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:27 pm

Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies

Venezuela's president has said its subsidised fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers cheating the country out of billions of dollars.

"Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Nicolás Maduro said in a televised address.

Like many oil producing nations, Venezuela offers its citizens heavily subsidised petrol.

A fuel price rise in 1989 caused deadly riots in the capital, Caracas.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45179671

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Witness » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:09 am

General and colonel among 14 arrested over Maduro 'attack'

Arrests of high-ranking Venezuelan military figures reflects growing discontent among armed forces, opposition says.

Two high-ranking military officers were among 14 people arrested so far during investigations into an alleged drone attack against President Nicolas Maduro.

The arrests of Major-General Alejandro Perez and Colonel Pedro Zambrano from the National Guard increased suspicions of discontent within the armed services, whose support is considered essential to the unpopular president maintaining his grip on power.

The Supreme Court released a statement on Tuesday saying Perez and Zambrano, along with opposition politician Juan Requesens and five others had been held "for attempted aggravated homicide against the president".
http://www.mwcnews.net/news/americas/73 ... ested.html

In other news:
Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

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Water cuts are the latest addition to a long list of woes for Venezuelans hurting from a fifth year of an economic crisis that has sparked malnutrition, hyperinflation and emigration.

Malfunctions in the capital’s water network due to lack of maintenance have taken a turn for the worst in recent months, depriving many in this city of 3 million people of regular running water.
http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/ne ... ps-run-dry

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by shuize » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:18 pm

I just read the following quote from Girish Gupta on Twitter:
If you'd bought a million dollars in Venezuela's local currency when President Nicolás Maduro came to power in 2013, it'd now be worth $3.40.

(I actually don't use Twitter. It was quoted on another site.)

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Doctor X » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:00 pm

Is that a bad investment?

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Re: Venezuela Meltdown

Post by Giz » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:44 pm

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Maybe they can bring out a special maduro edition.
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