It would take me forever to really break down how much of a disaster these people made of Venezuela. The explosion destroyed a tower in the Amuay refinery, part of the country’s biggest refining complex.

Sudan had the Sudanese Armed Forces removed their president/dictator from power and sort out some other deal. The coup briefly ousted Chávez but loyalist forces and popular support restored his rule 47 hours later.

Gracias u/callado otra vez, digo u/form_d_k !! If in approximately six months’ time state capitalism became established in our Republic, this would be a great success and a sure guarantee that within a year socialism will have gained a permanently firm hold and will have become invincible in this country. Meanwhile, Trump continued previous administrations’ support for some of the world’s worst human rights violators, including the Islamic fundamentalist monarchy of Saudi Arabia — which is waging a war of aggression and starvation in Yemen that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, while severely repressing its own subjects at home — as well as brutal dictators in Bahrain, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and elsewhere. The reason I say this is that the total lack of production by factories and collapse of the economy could not have happened in a laissez faire capitalist system. The funding source can just want to fuck with the current balance of power, it can be trying to establish trade, it can be trying to make a narrative for the domestic audience... infinite reasons.

Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts The Cleveland administration, which noted that “today the United States is practically sovereign on this continent,” issued thinly veiled threats of war against Britain, which eventually acquiesced to US demands. Instead, there are simply widespread shortages and failure to meet demand. Dec 15. Mismanagement has certainly played a large role, but while they certainly havne't been without flaws, this isn't solely the leadership of Chavez and Maduro - Venezuela has long, ongoing problems with corruption, too - problems which long predate Chavez. How Venezuela’s political crisis unfolded since Maduro took office in 2013: a timeline, Massive demonstrations in Venezuela demand Maduro’s resignation, WATCH: Massive demonstrations in Venezuela demand Maduro’s resignation – Feb 2, 2019. This beginning of several periods where he rules by decree: Nov. 2013 - Nov. 2014, March 2015 - Dec. 31st, 2015, Jan. 2016 - Sep. 2017. Pretty much. And some of the problems lie in the interstices, like the extraordinary measures Venezuela has taken to repay bondholders even as foreign intervention helped to shut it out of foreign markets, meaning that they were suffering both the drawbacks of taking (likely excessively) aggressive steps to keep current with bondholders and the effects they would experience from defaulting. Another famous example would be the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Core dichotomies associated with these concerns include reformism versus revolutionary socialism, and state socialism versus libertarian socialism. Which election? I wouldn't use this as ammo for talking points against left without understanding the full picture. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, A Timeline of Venezuela’s Economic Rise and Fall. Markets in Venezuela cannot respond freely by raising prices or increasing production. Given Maduro's blatant incompetence, it is very difficult to argue that capitalist entrepreneurs and corporate executives in a free market would have led to a worse outcome than Venezuela is currently experiencing.

This disqualification, without a trial determining guilt or innocence, follows a pattern used by the comptroller, having previously banned Maria Corina Machado, Daniel Ceballos, & Leopoldo Lopez in a similar manner. I eagerly await the United Communist Hipster Brigade's downvoting. They announce that they are to assume all powers of the Assembly. Oct. 12th, 2017: 3 days prior to the rescheduled regional elections, more than 250 polling stations (many in areas that showed strong support for the opposition) suddenly move. Independent Venezuelan institutions, such as UCAB, release analysis indicating only 10% - 20% of the electorate participated. Destiny is finally getting his world history reading going, even though he's said he wants to end this arc.

The opposition calls for protests. Chavez extended term limits to 6 years, then finally removed them, despite losing an initial referendum to do so. Given Maduro's blatant incompetence, it is very difficult to argue that capitalist entrepreneurs and corporate executives in a free market would have led to a worse outcome than Venezuela is currently experiencing. That's where many people have it wrong, it didn't start in 1992.

Why is Trump giving subsidies to farmers in Red states affected by his trade war? Author and activist Brett Wilkins looks at the history of US meddling in Venezuela. for the latter, see Venezuela, which is an incredibly corrupt government that is allowed to become more and more corrupt because of this state capitalism. History may tell us a different story, but they don’t want to hear about that. Right? The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. This is just my opinion, but I don't like it when the US tries to do regime change anywhere.

The government announces the vote will be held in the first half of the year, and the main opposition parties pledge to boycott. The military and security forces of these repressive coup regimes were often trained by the United States, at the US Army School of the Americas and elsewhere, in kidnapping, torture, assassination and democracy suppression.

March 2013: President Chavez dies before being inaugurated for his 4th term as president. To schedule a recall vote, they required gathering signatures from the electorate in two stages: 1% from every state for the 1st & 20% nationally for the 2nd. It started when Marcos Perez Jimenez (right wing dictator and communist/socialist killer) was removed from power by "social democrats", during Jimenez's rule the VEF currency was almost at pair with the US dollar and even some Americans wanted to come here, this was the new country of opportunities, newly discovered oil, completely safe, heavily respected property, criminals were just eradicated along with any person doing evil things in society, of course there was the drawbacks of living in a dictatorial country, you couldn't publicly criticize the president, at least not on TV/Radio or if you had a somewhat recognizable voice among the population.


Destiny didn't note this specifically, but the fact that Russia offered Venezuela military weapons in credit ought to turn some heads, plus China showing some interest in influencing the area as well. January 2019: Guaido swears himself in as interim president at the opposition’s largest rally since 2017. READ MORE: At Venezuela briefing, John Bolton holds up note saying ‘5,000 troops to Colombia’.

The CNE refuses to remove from voting boards oppossition candidates who were ineligible for office due to losing primaries. I want to know who thinks it is a good idea to give that power to a government like the US that can barely pass a budget and has shut down repeatedly, has VA hospitals that struggle to care for veterans (their main focus), and take years to pass any bill. ", “Venezuelanalysis is a refreshing corrective to the one-sided reporting in the establishment media on Venezuela.". However, these controls have made it a lot more difficult, often times impossible, for goods to be sold at a profit. March, 2017: In accordance with law, calls are made to convene a council made up of Ortega, the Ombudsman Tarek William Saab, and Comptroller Manuel Galindo. He was believed to be worth a staggering $200 million, or more than $3.6 billion today, at the time of his death. Maduro blocked aid invited by political rival Guaido from entering his country as he felt it undermined his administration. Few examples of that include Iraq (1958), Libya (2011) and more recently with Sudan (2019). "Chavez ramped up social spending during the campaign, helped by billions of dollars in oil-backed loans from China, and won by a comfortable yet narrower margin than in previous elections.

AKA the "I have no clue about what's happening in Venezuela but I'm going to comment because I'm a fucking dipshit anyway" brigade. Would appreciate continual posts like this as you move onto new topics. August, 2017: In an interview with Al Jazeera, the head of the Constitutional Assembly states that there is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and any Venezuelan calling for international assistance on the matter is a traitor. In addition to the debate over markets and planning, the varieties of socialism differ in their form of social ownership, how management is to be organised within productive institutions, and the role of the state in constructing socialism. thats state capitalism. Defending socialism while enjoying the benefits of Capitalism.

Feb. 2018: The government announces the presidential election would be held April 22nd, leaving less than 3 months to campaign. His preferred successor, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, takes office. IDK anything about South America and would suggest for him to talk to someone like Michael Brooks if that last debate wasn't such a joke... People have asked me to post articles I've read in places, so I figured I'd link them and give a quick/dirty write-up of some of my thoughts about them and then you guys can discuss, good luck. Trump’s latest moves, recognizing Venezuela’s illegitimate would-be presidential usurper Juan Guaidó and appointing the neoconservative regime change hawk Elliott Abrams as special envoy, seems designed to sow seeds of subversion and revolt within the country’s government and military. ", "A must-read for anyone who wants to follow what is happening in Venezuela, especially in English.

These article reviews are a really good idea, and I would love to see a foreign policy arc, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Today Venezuela is the third least free economy in the world, ahead of only Cuba and North Korea.

US election: Experts warn America’s political climate rife for partisan clashes, America Votes 2020: Protesters try to enter Detroit ballot counting location, America Votes 2020: Ex-U.S. ambassador to Canada hopeful, but cautious, America Votes 2020: Biden may have more paths to victory than Trump, Top Venezuelan general recognizes Juan Guaido as president, encourages military to defect, CUPE union blasts Canada for backing Venezuelan opposition leader, says rise smacks of ‘coup d’etat’, At Venezuela briefing, John Bolton holds up note saying ‘5,000 troops to Colombia’. February 2019: Maduro proposes to bring forward parliamentary elections to this year, as he seeks to crush the threat posed by Guaido. Venezuela History Timeline – 20th Century In 1908 Juan Vicente Gomez became dictator of Venezuela and would rule the country for almost 30 years.

every major power that has called itself socialist has been Marxist-Leninist out of either historical contexts or a corrupt revolutionary leadership (because state capitalism is incredibly easy to corrupt). Author, filmmaker and editor of,, Hi there, It looks like your comment is a top-level reply to the question posed by the OP which does not provide any links to sources.