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In socialist Venezuela, a crisis
of faith not in just their leader
but their economic model

Washington Post, by Anthony Faiola

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 2/11/2019 8:37:52 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela — Since the eruption of protests against President Nicolás Maduro last month, Flor Blanco, a 57-year-old seamstress, has repeatedly clashed with her husband over a question at the core of the crisis here: Did socialism kill Venezuela? Blessed with the world’s largest oil reserves, this South American nation was once the region’s richest per capita. Twenty years after the launch of the late Hugo Chávez’s Bolivarian Revolution, it is now one of the poorest. Blanco’s husband, a loyalist of Maduro — Chavez’s anointed successor — still calls socialism society’s great equalizer

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Socialism - the scourge of mankind and the story we wanted to see from the Post for years.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: arcady, 2/11/2019 8:50:05 PM     (No. 11900233)

Yes, it did. For it indeed is a society´s great equalizer. It makes everyone equally poor!

Well, except, for the people in control, (that´s why Dems love it). The leaders of Venezuela are fabulously wealthy now. Thanks to their peasants, and true believers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 2/11/2019 9:06:06 PM     (No. 11900247)

"Economic Model"

Some days I wish George Carlin were still alive.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MGMEE, 2/11/2019 9:32:22 PM     (No. 11900264)

I refuse to pay any money to the Washington Compost, please don´t post pay sites.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tlcary, 2/11/2019 9:33:46 PM     (No. 11900266)

Venezuelans that still support Socialism... taking “stuck on stupid” to all new heights.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FunOne, 2/11/2019 10:47:50 PM     (No. 11900300)

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”—Winston Churchill.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dvc, 2/12/2019 10:41:50 AM     (No. 11900700)

I am shocked!
Losing faith in socialism/communism? Imagine that? Gee, I wonder why?
/s off

Only idiots think it can work. Anyone with a brain and knowledge of history knows for CERTAIN how it will play out. Just like ALL the other times it has been tried.
Total disaster.

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