Venezuela
Mar 2017
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Venezuela is out of food, out of medicine, and running out of gas

John Sexton Mar 24, 2017 9:21 PM

“It’s unbelievable that this is happening in an oil producing country.”

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An easy move Trump could make in dealing with Venezuela

Jazz Shaw Mar 18, 2017 2:31 PM

Not a solution, but at least a start

Feb 2017
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How Venezuela’s socialist regime crushed the hope of reformers

John Sexton Feb 23, 2017 1:21 PM

“There’s a terror campaign here.”

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Yes, the people of Venezuela are literally starving to death

Jazz Shaw Feb 21, 2017 8:01 AM

Watch closely. This is how socialism always ends

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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan VP for drug trafficking

John Sexton Feb 13, 2017 9:01 PM

“El Aissami facilitated shipments of narcotics from Venezuela…”

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Venezuelans eating cats, dogs, donkeys, horses and even pink flamingos to survive

John Sexton Feb 10, 2017 7:21 PM

“…the protected birds have become the latest victims of Venezuela’s growing hunger crisis.”

Jan 2017
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Socialism works! Venezuela a nation of millionaires

John Sexton Jan 18, 2017 9:01 PM

“There’s going to come a time when they’re going to run out of space on the bill for all those zeros.”

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Venezuela arrests opposition figure in alleged coup plot

John Sexton Jan 12, 2017 5:21 PM

“They know they’ve lost popular support, that they don’t have the people on their side.”

Dec 2016
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Venezuelans flee their country as food trafficking becomes big business

John Sexton Dec 29, 2016 10:01 PM

“It’s a disaster.”

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Maduro accuses Obama of fomenting a coup in Venezuela

Jazz Shaw Dec 19, 2016 5:01 PM

It couldn’t be your worthless money and starving citizens. Of course not.

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Postcards from the socialist edge: Venezuela to cancel 48% of its currency

Ed Morrissey Dec 12, 2016 9:21 AM

Plus: Grinch or Robin Hood?

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Venezuelan President Maduro called ‘Grinch’ after seizing toys from warehouse

John Sexton Dec 11, 2016 6:31 PM

“…worse than the Grinch.”

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Venezuelan women selling their hair to buy groceries across the border

John Sexton Dec 06, 2016 7:01 PM

“the women come here with little kids and after cutting their hair they go buy food.”

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Hyperinflation: Venezuela’s currency devalued 10% this week

John Sexton Dec 01, 2016 1:21 PM

“A brick-sized package of 1,000 of the smallest bill, a two-bolivar note, buys a loaf of sandwich bread.”

Nov 2016
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Meanwhile in Venezuela, a new diaspora begins

Jazz Shaw Nov 26, 2016 10:01 AM

Seeking food and freedom

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Venezuela’s leading businessman was prevented from leaving the country yesterday

John Sexton Nov 18, 2016 7:21 PM

“The Venezuelan state has paralyzed the national industry…”

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Venezuela’s Maduro: ‘The revolution is going to continue’

John Sexton Nov 04, 2016 7:21 PM

Beware the revolution.

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Parents of imprisoned American: Venezuela is holding our son hostage

John Sexton Nov 03, 2016 9:21 PM

“… Joshua Holt, is a hostage of the government of Venezuela.”

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Why are State Department diplomats meeting with Nicolas Maduro?

Jazz Shaw Nov 01, 2016 11:01 AM

Not the sort of “stability” we need

Oct 2016
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Venezuela’s congress vows to put socialist President Maduro on trial

John Sexton Oct 23, 2016 6:31 PM

“The fact that lawmakers elected by 7.5 million people were silenced by 300 thugs sums up the situation…”

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Dictatorship: Venezuela’s socialist government suspends recall effort

John Sexton Oct 21, 2016 1:21 PM

“This measure makes it difficult to think of Venezuela as a democracy.”

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Venezuelan supreme court rules President Maduro can approve his own budget

John Sexton Oct 13, 2016 10:41 PM

“This situation is vastly deteriorating.”

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I hope the Venezuelans didn’t have their hearts set on voting

Jazz Shaw Oct 07, 2016 8:41 AM

This is most assuredly not what democracy looks like

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Another American actor makes nice with a socialist tyrant

Jazz Shaw Oct 06, 2016 8:01 AM

Can you hear me now? Socialism isn’t cool, dude

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A child’s scraped knee becomes a desperate 2-month hospitalization in Venezuela

John Sexton Oct 04, 2016 4:41 PM

“The government has refused to let in humanitarian aid.”

Sep 2016
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Venezuelans flying to U.S. to stock up on food, toilet paper

John Sexton Sep 28, 2016 9:21 PM

“It’s just a testament to how badly the country is being managed.”

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Venezuelan socialists delay effort to recall President Maduro

John Sexton Sep 16, 2016 7:21 PM

“The more they delay, the angrier we get.”

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Venezuela solves starvation riot problem by making it illegal to buy too much food

Jazz Shaw Sep 15, 2016 2:01 PM

If you didn’t want to eat all the time we wouldn’t have these problems

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Journalist jailed after reporting President Maduro was chased down the street by unhappy Venezuelans

John Sexton Sep 06, 2016 9:41 PM

“Mr Maduro is seen jogging through a crowd as residents loudly bang on pots and hurl obscenities.”

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Starving Venezuelans chased Nicolas Maduro out of town

Jazz Shaw Sep 04, 2016 2:01 PM

Banging empty pots at the well fed president

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Massive march in Venezuela against socialist President Maduro

John Sexton Sep 01, 2016 3:21 PM

“We are going to bring down Maduro!”

Aug 2016
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Venezuela’s socialist president labels planned opposition protest a coup

John Sexton Aug 30, 2016 8:01 PM

“The government of President Barack Hussein Obama, in his last years, seeks the instability of Venezuela…”

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American Joshua Holt now a political prisoner in Venezuela

John Sexton Aug 26, 2016 7:21 PM

“…the police asked for $10,000 from the couple to avoid legal trouble.”

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Video: Lessons from Venezuela

John Sexton Aug 09, 2016 9:41 PM

“…people were not educated in the principles of freedom and they vote for whoever promises more.”

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Venezuela’s hunger for change

John Sexton Aug 05, 2016 8:41 PM

“Venezuela is starting to show signs of the kind of poverty we see in other continents.”

Jul 2016
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Venezuela’s socialist government adopts forced labor law

John Sexton Jul 29, 2016 4:01 PM

The Maduro diet.

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Venezuela’s socialist government seeks to ban opposition party

John Sexton Jul 27, 2016 5:31 PM

“We have just asked for the cancellation of the registration of the Democratic Unity Roundtable…”

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100,000 Venezuelans cross the border to shop for groceries

John Sexton Jul 18, 2016 5:21 PM

“It made me feel so humiliated, like I was an animal; a refugee.”

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CNN: Children dying from lack of medicine, supplies in Venezuela’s hospitals

John Sexton Jul 13, 2016 9:21 PM

“It’s sad for us to suffer for whoever did this to our children.”

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Venezuela nationalizes non-existent diaper production

Ed Morrissey Jul 12, 2016 6:41 PM

Failure.

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35,000 Venezuelans crossed the border Sunday to shop for food

John Sexton Jul 11, 2016 9:21 PM

“we don’t have any food to give our children…”

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Great news: Venezuela is suddenly interested in restoring diplomatic ties with America

Jazz Shaw Jul 06, 2016 9:01 PM

This wouldn’t be about those food riots, would it?