Listen: Venezuela, Blanquita Cullum, TOM discussed on The Jim Bohannon Show
"Own business while. That there. Very rich in, in all. Or maybe I think I've heard. More than maybe any other country is that correct? They were but they've squandered it and it's really become a disaster and and has short changed his own people, and even hurt. Some of the allies, that were close to them by, by his mishandling of the, the oil, you know, I often wonder what happened with the money that they made that Shabbat made and his family. I don't know what has done with a lot of that money. But the people of his Walea are it's like a third world country. It's really it's a tragedy because when I first went there, you know, Venezuela was gorgeous beautiful. I mean, like a European country, gorgeous. And right now, it's they can't get Melteke. Get what did they can't get diapers? They can't get bread. They can't get meat and it's just the it's just really terribly sad. Mary, absolutely sad. This is Bill in Akron, Ohio. Dude, I get Bill. I got Bill. There's bill. Hello, bill. Good evening. Hello. Yes, welcome. Yeah. The previous caller mentioned one of my topics I was going to bring up has the world's largest reserves voile, but is it the reason they're in economic distress because of the sanctions and boycotts around the world of, of their oil, they have country because the US has has instituted sanctions against them in one way or another. And we're able to sound they were able to sell the so many other places in. Unfortunately, people are very naive about what's happened to the people in Venezuela. What's happened there as I pointed out at the beginning Bill? They lost all their right of self-determination. They had all the people who were duly elected, whether they were like mayors, or state representatives, or council members or any of that. They were all lit. They were all, you know, lost their jobs and were replaced by people that were under charges to. Now muddle, they became like a military regime. And they had no, the people that would not like the broadcasters would not follow the, the CIA says rules on broadcasting. They were shut down. It was first RC TV, then Globovision than others. The, the press the radio, etc. I was followed by the military. Police when I went to Venezuela and had a death threats against me. I was very lucky that, that I think I don't look like a they thought I spoke Spanish, but I do speak Spanish, and I was able to get out of a very difficult situation Americans have no clue. How rough it is in Venezuela. Well, how how close of you in your various travels, come to shall we say, risking your life? Well, Venezuela was one. I've been another situations in countries that were, let's say uncomfortable. But Venezuela was by far the most dangerous. Here's Tom import Angela's. Washington on the Jim Bohannon show with blanquita Cullum Eitam. That took care of Tom, Tom. That's right. All right. We'll come back and we'll talk some more with our guest, blanquita Cullum again. Former member of the broadcasting board of governors talk show, host."