U.N. seeks $738 million to help Venezuela's neighbors handle migrant floodDec 4
I was reassured by Sean Penn and Michael Moore that it would work this time too 😞
- New aLuu55This 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.
- 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 52
- 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 50
- Translation - UN seeks $738 million from US & Europe to help poor brown countries who can’t get their shit together.
- @Looper69 you had to bring in the skin color. Is that the most important part for you in the article?
- New GetSchwftyIts 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.