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  •  Venezuela is an import-only country. (3+ / 0-)

    Chavez tried to develop local production/ manufacturing, but most food and everyday supplies are still imported.

    Those importers are the economically well-off, and dedicated to deposing the Maduro government.

    All they have to do is simply tighten the supply line and the economy suffers.

    As a reminder, the Maduro government is a democratically elected government. You may not like his speech patterns, his hair style, his skin color, but Maduro was democratically elected.

    If the opposition is really a genuine movement, why aren't they pursuing their efforts through democratic means? Why are they subverting the democratic system through violence?

    •  I'm fairly pissed off : (0+ / 0-)
      You may not like his speech patterns, his hair style, his skin color, but Maduro was democratically elected
      You have absolutely no right and no basis from what I wrote to hurl that insult at me.

      I think my comment makes clear that I have limited understanding of what's going on over there other than one credible (in my view) friend to the effect that the problems in Venezuela are not properly framed in such a simplistic way.

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 06:34:27 AM PDT

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      •  I apologize (0+ / 0-)

        It was supposed to be a semi-comedic retort.

        But I forgot that I absolutely suck at comedy, and also that I'm often ethnically insensitive myself.

        Once again, I apologize.

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