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U.N. seeks $738 million to help Venezuela's neighbors handle migrant flood

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Dec 4

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  • New aLuu55
    This is the low-IQ version of a right wing political post. The problem with Venezuela has more to do with their dictatorship and lack of democracy than socialism.
    Dec 48
    • Google d86gd2
      OP
      I'm sure they'll get it right next time.
      Dec 4
    • Lyft Barack
      It's democratic socialism and is Bernie sanders model example. It's his first choice. your ignorance is rejected.
      Dec 4
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      They had a fuel boom followed by a fuel glut and bust. It’s actually the energy market that’s the source of tension and clampdowns, not “socialism”.
      Dec 4
    • Lyft Barack
      Venezuela is not the only oil producing country. It is however tbe only place where you can't find enouh food and baby formula and grocery shelves are empty, so people are starving. This happens only under socialism.
      Dec 5
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Lol, people don’t go hungry in market economies? Ummmmmmmm...... really?

      Venezuela, at any rate, is a market economy with partial nationalization of fuel and some welfare reforms. This is not unusual - the UK was more nationalized and also had a lot of welfare reforms.

      Venezuela was economically dependent on fuel exports, more than say Russia which also had a fuel crash as prices dropped. The boom the country experienced was not due to Chavez and not due to”socialist policies”. The crash is also not due to this.

      It’s booms and busts - basic functions of the market. You can argue for what is the best way to respond to the crisis, but giving credit or blame to “socialism” is just ideological silliness.
      Dec 5
    • Lyft Barack
      Nobody in a market economy goes to the market with enough money to buy food and then sees empty shelves. Only socialism can achieve that. Venezuela is democratic socialism with an "affordable food" program. The price they set is not enough to import food and that's why babies are dying from hunger.
      Venezuela has the highest GDP per capita in Latin America and its people are starving. Only socialism can achieve that. Only in socialism a boom and bust in oil causes children to starve to death. Your excuses are invalid and your cause is as evil as it gets.
      Dec 5
    • New aLuu55
      Venezuela is also a tyrannical dictatorship. That causes a lot of companies to not want to invest when they otherwise would.

      Sorry - the fact that you are so intent on pinning this 100% on socialism shows that you are a blind ideologue.
      Dec 5
    • Lyft Barack
      There are many dictatorships in the world yet their shops have food. Food is not made from democracy.
      You've ran out of excuse some 60 years ago.
      7d
  • Microsoft Looper69
    Translation - UN seeks $738 million from US & Europe to help poor brown countries who can’t get their shit together.
    Dec 45
    • Pure Storage pure_user
      Errr Looper do you consider not being able to control drug use or easy weapon availability getting shit together? Or destabilizing countries by supporting drug cartels against the communist governments getting shit together?
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Looper69
      ^^ found the white liberal apologist. Traitor!
      Dec 4
    • HCL / Otherjstwrkhere
      That’s the price to pay to be able to boss UN around. Most of these peep don’t even what’s UN, it’s US & Europe invention
      Dec 4
    • Pure Storage pure_user
      I am neither white nor liberal next
      Dec 4
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      How together is the Proud Boys shit these days?
      Dec 4
  • Vlocity FTJU
    @Looper69 you had to bring in the skin color. Is that the most important part for you in the article?
    Dec 45
    • Microsoft Looper69
      Yes
      Dec 4
    • Uber _bag_
      Fucking dingbat, stain of a person
      Dec 4
    • Vlocity FTJU
      @Looper69 would you have replaced brown with white if Moldova were asking for aid here?
      Dec 4
    • Microsoft Looper69
      No, because it’s always the failed black and brown nations that can’t get their shit together. Which is why the blackies and brownies envy White western culture and keep flooding our white nations.
      Dec 4
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Like how Eastern Europe lost population in the last two decades through emigration to Western Europe?

      Or Southern Europe before that, and Ireland before that?

      It’s economics, not race, stupid.
      Dec 4
  • Its never going to stop. Not in our lifetime anyway. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t help. Climate change has changed farmland and livability across the globe. More migrant crises are coming. We should respond with as much empathy and sympathy as we can afford to.
    Dec 42
    • LinkedIn brapist
      Venezuela's issue has nothing to do with climate change. It is the socialism policies destroyed the mean of productions.
      Dec 4
    • New aLuu55
      It seems to me that the whole “murderous dictator” thing is a bigger issue than “socialism”.
      Dec 4
  • Lyft Barack
    The people leaving democratic socialism are productive, they are not welfare parasites. This ask is just bogus, imagine if the US asked for aid for Chinese immigrants.
    Dec 40

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