Inside Venezuela: The Socialist Haven on the Brink of Total Collapse

“Chávez succeeded in creating an equal society by making everyone poor.”

Breitbart:   CARACAS, Venezuela – Even at Bogotá airport in Colombia, the closest major capital city to Venezuela, a look of curiosity comes over the faces of staff when you tell them you are heading to Caracas.

Entry visas into Venezuela remain fairly accessible, although journalists are not allowed without a special visa. Although I claimed I was there as a tourist, this seemed far-fetched even to the likely pro-government immigration authorities. “What is the real motive of your visit?” the officer asked me. “Seeing my girlfriend,” I replied.

She smiled. “Welcome to Venezuela.”

 

As you travel down from Simon Bolívar International Airport into the city center, the difference between Caracas and Bogotá – formerly one of the world’s major drug war battlegrounds – is stark.

Armed police stand on almost every street corner. Every physical space is dedicated to promoting the success of the late Hugo Chávez’s socialist revolution and Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian regime. The opposition undermines official government propaganda with its own graffiti, effectively accusing the regime of destroying the country with the highest oil reserves in the world.

The rise in anti-government messaging stands out compared to my visit last November. Pro-government propaganda shares the streets with graffiti denouncing the regime on nearly every block.  more here

Snip: Sean Penn sure is quiet lately.

4 Comments on Inside Venezuela: The Socialist Haven on the Brink of Total Collapse

  1. Somehow the collapse will be propagandized as President Donald J. Trump’s fault.

    Watch.

    Mendacity rules the airwaves.
    Mendacity rules the printing press.
    Mendacity rules the “news.”

    izlamo delenda est …

  2. Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. What do these three countries have in common aside from communism and failure? Sean Penn. Why hasn’t he been spouting off lately? Could it be that he has turned his attention to the next great failed socialist state of California rather than coming to the aid of his Latin failures? Some people are doomed to never learn from first hand experiences with history. I look forward to the day when he gets put in his place for being an enemy of the people.

  3. Any un-accomplished, asshole thug can tear something down.
    That doesn’t take any skills.
    It takes talent, brains, guts, hard work and motivation to build things and Freedom to do it right!
    Communism sucks all the motivation out of people, after it’s sucked all the money out!

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