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 Post subject: Re: More news from a the people's paradise.....
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 pm 
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One Venezuelan leader is claiming that all the photos of his citizens leaving the country is a "false flag" operation:

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Venezuelan socialist leader and alleged drug lord Diosdado Cabello told a crowd this weekend that the ongoing exodus of Venezuelans is a false flag operation led by right-wing governments, Colombian newspaper El Tiempo noted on Monday.

Cabello, who is head of the regime’s illegal lawmaking body known as the “national constituent assembly,” continued to deny the existence of a humanitarian crisis, claiming that photos taken of large-scale migration are staged.

“The right is very good at putting together worldwide campaigns. Right now this happening with the Venezuelans who are leaving,” Cabello said in a speech to the assembly on Monday, according to El Tiempo. “Does it seem suspicious to you that there are photos in Peru (of Venezuelans) walking along the side of the road? In Ecuador, in Colombia (…) it seemed like it was lights, camera, action.”


while another Venezuelan leader is saying that all the people that left will come back:

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Last week, Venezuela’s Minister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez assured that departing Venezuelans “will return” to their homeland so they can help revitalize the country’s shattered economy.

“Fortunately, the conclusion is that Venezuelans will return, and we invite them to do so, because we need them for our plan for economic revival.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-secu ... ions-flee/

So all those Venezuelans that ARE NOT leaving are invited to come back and they will return.
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The clowns in charge are going to end up dead because they couldn't manage their way out of this mess if you sent in Bernie Sanders AND Karl Marx AND Ocasio-Cortez to take notes.

It's time to get a fake passport and sneak out to a small villa on Trinidad and pretend you are a retired dentist.

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https://www.france24.com/en/20180912-ma ... ng-economy

12 September 2018 - 20H55

Maduro looks to China to bolster Venezuela's collapsing economy

CARACAS (AFP) - 
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro departed Wednesday for China in search of agreements to bolster the oil-exporting country's collapsing economy.

Maduro said the trip was "very necessary, very opportune and full of great expectations."

"We are leaving under better conditions, having activated a program of economic recovery, growth and prosperity. We are going to improve, broaden and deepen relations with this great world power," he said in a televised address.

Maduro's government has massively devalued the national currency as part of a raft of measures intended to halt the economy's free-fall into hyperinflation.
The International Monetary Fund projects Venezuela's inflation rate will reach 1,000,000 percent by the end of the year.

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have fled the country, most of them into neighboring Latin American countries.

The trip to China is Maduro's first outside the country since he was allegedly targeted by exploding drones at a military parade in Caracas August 4



Wonder how that will go for him?

IIRC I think Maduro asked the Chinese before for help (maybe last year?).
At the time I think they promised to ‘invest some money’ but’s refused to give him cash or refi any of the country’s outstanding loans.

I suppose Maduro will come out with something this time but i really doubt it will be on very favorable terms. He is coming to the end of his rope and I doubt he can be very choosey about the terms.

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A long piece regarding Venezuela's current situation and China's involvement:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/pothot/ ... 80913.aspx

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Potential Hot Spots: Venezuela And The Chinese Agreement

Items About Areas That Could Break Out Into War

September 13, 2018: Government control in Venezuelan is collapsing along with the economy and much else. This will apparently not lead to another regional war, but it is a huge and disruptive mess for Venezuela and neighboring countries. What is replacing the government in Venezuela is a military dictatorship commanded by a small group of socialist politicians who have managed to maintain control over the major assets (oil production) while the rest of the economy collapses. Even with oil production increased there would still be a problem with the fact that the socialist government has destroyed the economy. That includes the oil industry, which was always state-owned (as PDVSA). For the last fifteen years, the government has fired most of the management and technical people in the oil industry and replaced them with loyal, but often unskilled (in running the oil company) socialists (or opportunists). In the first six months of 2018, production averaged 1.22 million BPD (barrels per day) a historic low and continues to fall. In late 2016 production fell below two million BPD, a level not seen since 1989. From 1973 until 2017 production averaged over two million BPD and that level of production will not return until the state oil gets competent staff and lots of money for deferred maintenance and repairs.

The oil situation got worse in late August when there was a tanker collision at Port Jose, the main tanker loading facility (that can load tankers holding as much as two million barrels). This incident shut part of the port down. That made a bad situation worse because most oil waiting to be loaded was destined for the larger tankers. When the tanker collision shut down the Jose at least twenty tankers were waiting (some for over a week) to load oil or discharge lighter petroleum products (like naphtha) that must be added to the thick Venezuelan oil before it can be shipped. Until the Port Jose facilities are repaired (and oil industry managers are not sure when that will happen) shipments (from smaller loading operations) will keep shipments below a million BPD. Some of the ships that were waiting to pick up oil left because it costs a lot of money to operate these huge tankers. Most oil exporters are required, in contracts with their buyers, to pay a daily demurrage fee (of over $20,000) if they delay tankers from loading or unloading. PDVSA has long gotten away with not having these demurrage fee clauses in its contracts because before Maduro there were few delays. That has changed and most major customers for Venezuelan oil are insisting on a “Venezuela clause” in their contracts which specifies demurrage fee and other penalties if Venezuela cannot load tankers on the agreed upon date.


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September 15, 2018 / 2:58 AM / Updated 3 hours ago
Venezuelan firemen jailed after donkey video mocking Maduro - rights groups

Shaylim Castro, Alexandra Ulmer

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https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-venez ... KKCN1LU2MU

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https://www.infobae.com/america/venezue ... venezuela/

The Google translate version:

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Maduro announced that China will finance the growth of oil production in Venezuela

The Venezuelan leader traveled to the Asian giant to meet with President Xi Jinping. "This visit has been a total success," he said.

September 15, 2018

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Saturday that China will finance the growth of oil production in the country, which has the largest oil reserves in the world and is going through a severe economic crisis.

"There are financing commitments for the growth of oil production, the growth of gold production and investment in more than 500 development projects within Venezuela ," Maduro said from China to Venezuelan state-owned channel VTV.

The Chavez leader culminated on Saturday a state visit to the Asian country, where he held meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, and both governments signed 28 cooperation agreements in several areas.

"This visit, from a structural, reactive point of view, relaunches China-Venezuela relations at a key moment , " said Maduro, referring to the economic crisis in his country and the recovery and economic growth program he launched to try to improve that situation.

The Venezuelan leader said that his financial plan -which includes the devaluation of the currency by 95.8%, increases in salaries, tariffs and taxes, and price controls- "has received all the support of the Chinese top management, of President Xi Jinping, and all the banking institutions "of the Asian nation.

"There is truly a sympathy, there is a very encouraging point of view on the start of this program for the economic equilibria of Venezuela," he said .

Maduro believes that these recent meetings between the authorities of Caracas and Beijing "leveraged growth very strongly" in Venezuela and "gives great stability to everything that has to do with the process of oil production and financing for development." He added: "This state visit at the highest level has been a total success."

The Venezuelan president recalled that the commercial relationship with China "has leveraged the financing of development" of his country in times of abundance and shortages so "it has been a very important support for the functioning of the Venezuelan economy."

He added that his ministers formed teams "with all the institutions of China for the study of all the potentialities, all the possibilities that are opened with the digital currency of Venezuela", known as the petro and sanctioned by several governments, including the United States. .

According to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the pumping of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA dropped 2.8% in August, with an average production of 1.23 million barrels per day.

With information from EFE



It looks like Maduro got his lifeline....the devil will be in the details (i.e. what he gives up in exchange).
We shall see how pleased he is a few years from now under his Chinese overlords. ;-)

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Poll: 84 Percent of Venezuelans Open to Foreign Intervention
Image: Poll: 84 Percent of Venezuelans Open to Foreign Intervention

By Brian Freeman | Monday, 17 September 2018 04:28 PM

Read Newsmax: Poll: 84 Percent of Venezuelans Open to Foreign Intervention | Newsmax.com
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https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/venez ... id/882143/

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Maduro and his entourage stopped off in Turkey on their way back from China...there they enjoyed $100 ribeye steaks and smoked cigars:

https://mobile.twitter.com/nusr_ett/sta ... 6168990720

https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-e ... gs.IHD18pw


Meanwhile back home in Venezuela 30% of people are only able to eat one meal a day:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation ... 42765.html

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Of course the Chinese regime are purely altruistic. Helping Venezuela will come with ZERO strings attached . . . about as much as a snowballs chance in hell of THAT!

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