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HRW asks the Lima Group to intensify pressure on Venezuela

Friday, February 10, 2017

Is Socialism Really The Answer?

What does this look like on the ground? According to the Venezuelans I interviewed, it means empty shelves at the grocery store. It means people are hunting each others’ pets for food. Toilet paper is nearly impossible to come by—fortunately the worthless Venezuelan banknotes suffice.When these Venezuelans cross into Colombia, their month’s pay in Bolivars will now only buy about two days of food. Prostitution is rampant, even among married women. Kidnapping, robbery and murders are everyday occurrences. More…

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