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Fresh update on "venezuela" discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Pilot product horses we by a major. You know got the trainer. You know you see from outside. We related horses. Many freidel justify etc Now an alcoholic stay here in a newsletter for you sir. Amazing amazing seen I'm very proud of my team and on on our road work. you know. We've seen several trainers come from venezuela and have a lot of success here in the united states including my good friend. Jose garoppolo who is the trainer that got as his team started with his career before being claimed. And you took over the training duties but What is it about the approach to training horses in venezuela and the philosophy that has allowed venezuelan-born trainers to come to the united states. And have so much success. I found i think minnesota is A gouda school for horse people on yoki in interior. I i think if because we don't have all the resources to to work with a horse and you. You learn a lot a with a horse daily in india track making making because declaim in it's mcclellan if not cuomo you know The the only way you have a horse is seeing his feely or cold and you make or I think in making horses each win when you really really really hope to paying a horse will jose listen. All the best with hayes uses team and all of your horses but hey zeus. His team is in the spotlight later today. So all the best with him. Really appreciate the visit and Letting our listeners get to know you a little bit in continuing success my friend well done. Thank you my friend for me. Who thank you for these I am very today going half hour. I greg breaks And if you do he he going to big astle sound the the race. The will they'll both jose before. I let you go. Let me just say this to you as well I was remiss Because of the success that you have had In very short order since coming to the united states. I thought it was appropriate that i make you are industry star of the week on the show for this saturday morning. This segment is interview. Is brought to us by stuart morris who was consigners it all the major sales around the country and He sponsors industry star of the week interview. And i think it's appropriate considering your success that we make you our industry star the week. So congratulations on that honor and again continued success. Moving forward thank you thank unite for me. How are you how. Or if they hear. Thank you again..
Venezuela's Maduro seeks to tighten his grip via election
"The venezuelan government will hold elections for the country's national assembly or parliament but virtually all opposition parties are boycotting the vote. That means president nicholas. Maduro does party is all but guaranteed to take over the
Fresh update on "venezuela" discussed on Networth Radio
"So that's how you know they're wanted now, rather than later and Yeah, the question on preserving that it was basically revoking the agreement which had been ah, You can pass this down to your kids, and now they can. They can pay tax on what they spend. Then they put the required minimum distribution on it. So I just want to highlight one example because it was real boots on the ground with with clients this week, um Now, your thoughts that the holders and producers of capital don't get proper credit in the way things were run from Washington. That is, that is the absolute reason for this particular coverage of capital. You watch the daily news. And you get absolutely no credit or the corporations in this country that have over the years minded their balance sheets. Produced the workstations, and we did a segment on this. This show about the cost of a workstation and his roughly $200,000 to put a person to work. You get absolutely no credit for them. So it's my hope that someday there'll be credit for the graduate student who who worked in high school and college, state and school work diligently at a job and now listen important cog in the wheel. You know, today's producing, uh, Business. The businesses that produced that mind their balance sheets, produced goods and services and in the United States, making us the top economy in the world, with only 4% of the population, and then the American ingenuity, the productive itty the stewardship of capital that these corporations and businesses Have had over the decades. So let's scale from credit to those people that actually have protected the capital, produced the workstations and make us the top economy in the world. Well, in this case, by my example is The degradation of capital that's taking place with the expansion of the Fed balance sheet, right the expansion of the debt deficit. Um you know what happened in Russia's people savings were wiped out when the ruble went From four to about 70 right over a period of time. And so Venezuela they just took all the money. I mean, they took took it all as Russia did way back and then in the 19 thirties, so in this case, one of the one of the solutions for investors Aziz. We wrap up if you own great assets right and the currency devalues would assets or going to hold their value in a And eventual devaluation, which is the 2022 hangover. Just s O. That was my thought, And I'm very grateful for you joining us. We look forward to your next installment and thank you for the grand finale of Today's program. I enjoyed being with you May God bless you and your family in the week ahead.
Amazon Deforestation Reaches 12-Year High
"In the Brazilian Amazon has exploded under president Gyre Belson ARO. New data from the country's Space agency shows the rate of deforestation is at a 12 year high. The rain forest is home to approximately one million indigenous people. So what's the impact on on them? them? Gustavo Gustavo Fella Fella does does is is the the founder founder of of Info Info Amazonia, Amazonia, a a data data based based journalism journalism initiative. initiative. He He says says illegal illegal logging, logging, land land grabs grabs for for farming farming and and even even gold gold mining mining has been encouraged by the Bulls in our government. It's threatening indigenous people. So you have a lot of land grabbing and invasions and territories, Indigenous territories by this illegal miners, while the discourse and in both arms of course it's him. I called this is our cat miners. You know these people need to survive and just find some gold in the river is not like that. It's real mining going on were like huge, expensive machines. We've done that need for Macedonia large investigations showing that this is a big business connected to Amster done or Miami and as the pandemic evolves, and gold gets the highest price ever. There's no way of getting out of this because people won't Stop buying gold. The pressure is coming directly to the Amazon and fueling this illegal activities asked me to Boston, hers doing something no, not at all. Both. An arrow has had an ally in President Trump in terms of supporting industry over the environment, But there has been a shift. Incoming President Joe Biden has threatened economic consequences if deforestation continues. Do you think more international pressure could impact both scenarios environmental approach one way It's clear that economic pressure trade barriers my change, but at the same time you see the recent to Abidin mention, kind of energized the base of both of my arms and like that's what they want. They want to our hands on, so he creates a kind of political environment that is prone for the kind of nationalistic discourse as well. Let me ask you this. If pressure from the United States government isn't going to do the trick, then I'm wondering how concerned you are about what is happening in the Amazon and and what you see in the short term as the future there. Look, My main concern is that while this is happening, you know like this back and forth and pressure, international pressure damaged ones get more and more illegal. We know about drug trafficking. Of the FARC in Colombia has operated for years in the Amazon and now the Ambien guerilla group. Exactly so now that they're all mostly done in Colombia, all this trade routes of cocaine have moved to Brazil. The brew and the south part of Venezuela, and the war is fierce there. I don't know if you have looked at some point the home side rates of the Amazon cities right now, they just like the highest in Brazil, because all the you know like a criminal activity off the big centers of the South had moved there because they're trying to control that. And this money is linked to a lot of other illegal activities, including the four station because it's a big way of mounting your money and getting land and it's moving into illegal mining, legal mining off gold. It's huge. Now it's the highest level ever in the Amazon, all the Amazon countries, especially in south part of Venezuela. Which is controlled by the same Gabriel is that left London And so we have a regional security issue that is really building up. Most powerful A Rose is in Sao Paolo. He's the environment investigations editor at the Pulitzer Center and the founder of Info, Amazonia. Thank you very much. Thank you. Lula was a pleasure.
Fresh update on "venezuela" discussed on Todd Schnitt
"Food and Drug Administration products about intended to diagnose treat cure prevent any disease. Road to the White House supporters of the president of Israeli in Tampa on Thursday. Selection is a choice between the American dream and a socialist nightmare. Florida has the largest population of Venezuelan ex Patriots, the president comparing Biden of the Democrats to dictator Nicolas Maduro. This would be if they got in a very, very, very large version of Venezuela on November 3rd. Going to unite this country and show the world who American really is. Joe Biden was also in Tampa on Thursday, slamming the president's handling of the pandemic. Trump is giving up Over the weekend, the White House chief of staff said, And I'm quoting We're not going to control the pandemic, noting the president's assertions he doesn't believe that systemic racism is a problem in the U. S. Biden defended peaceful protestors. Violence must never be a tactic tolerated and it won't But these protesters aren't a cry for justice. The election's Tuesday Richard can sue ABC News And then the next year, Ladies and gentlemen, we take pride in presenting me. You're not gonna believe this, folks. One of the suitcases filled with Joe Biden ballots. At the ballot Counting center in Georgia, one of those suitcases accidentally Was taken from the facility accidentally dropped off.
Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'
"The former head of the nation's cyber and election that security agency is rejecting claims of foreign interference in this month's vote. Christopher Crabs who was fired by President Trump after the election calls the allegations. Quote farcical Scott Pelley sat down with crabs for 60 minutes, his first interview since being forced out Let me ask for your reaction to some of the Vote fraud that the president and his team have been alleging votes tabulated in foreign countries. So all votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America. I don't I don't understand this claim. All votes in the United States of America are counted in the United States of America period. Voting machines corrupted by mysterious actors in Venezuela so again There's no evidence that any machine that I'm aware of has been manipulated by a foreign power. Period, Communist money from China and Cuba used to influence the election. Look, I think these we can go on and on with all the farcical claims that alleging interference in the 2020 election, but the proof is in the ballots. Recounts are consistent with the initial count. And to me that's further evidence. That's confirmation that the systems used in the 2020 election. Performed as expected in the American people should have 100% confidence in their vote.
Fresh update on "venezuela" discussed on The World
"Go? Yes, it was something similar. I can tell you. It was very intense hours. Ah, lot of planning a lot of prior planning on a lot of precise execution, and we had moments that I thought that we were going to get caught very, very close to being called the Venezuela that Lopez just fled continues to spiral backward. Two thirds of the population don't have regular access to food drivers wait outside gas stations for days to get fuel. The health system had practically collapsed before the pandemic. And the country has been crippled by political corruption in 2018 1 Guido was elected as the leader of the National Assembly and recognized by dozens of countries as Venezuela's legitimate president. By Nicolas Maduro has refused to step down and now many are challenging the credibility of this weekend's elections. This are not elections. This is a frog. Others agree with Lopez. The Organization of American States, The European Union and countries, including the United States say they won't acknowledge them. They said Nikolas Malouda's administration has not created the conditions for a free and democratic process. But one of the problems is that the parties opposing Modo are largely divided. So Lopez says one of his objectives is to work on unity. Even if he has to do it over. Zoom all the time, my friend all the time. I'm physically here in Madrid, but my heart my mind on my priority is in Venezuela National Assembly leader of Huang Guido is calling for an alternative vote later this month. But it's unclear how much weight that election will carry falling. What appears to be a guaranteed victory for Nikolas Malouda's party this weekend. For the world. I'm Jorge Valencia. Politicians in Poland have turned to music to attract voters and a genre called disco polo. YEP. Synthesizers, drum machines and bouncy pop melodies that might sound cheesy for some. But for the politicians who've embraced disco polo, it's had an impact and broaden their base. Mario will check writes about Poland for the Economist.
Six U.S. Oil Executives Are Convicted of Corruption in Venezuela
"Accord in Venezuela has sent in six American oil executives to prison for corruption. As NPR's Philip Reeves reports, the executives continue to maintain their innocence. The six are executives from Sicko, a refining company based in Houston. They were flown to Caracas three years ago for a meeting with Citgo's owners, Venezuela's state owned oil company there they were arrested by the government of Nicolas Maduro. And accused of running an embezzlement scheme. Washington has called for their release. But now a Venezuelan judge has sentenced five of the men to prison for just under nine years. The six was given 13 years. The news. Media and rights groups were denied access to the trial. The verdicts were greeted with dismayed by families and lawyers of the so called Sicko six who say they're innocent. Philip Reeves NPR news
Fresh update on "venezuela" discussed on The World
"Julie de Fish will be back with traffic in about 10 minutes. The PBS news hour starts at three state to as a deadline to avoid a government shutdown draws evermore near. There is, of course, the virus relief package and the latest unemployment report as well. All in the economic week that Woz next time on marketplace marketplace. There's this afternoon at four. Iran KQED, San Francisco and Qet QE II North Highland Sacramento. Mm hmm. I'm Carol Hills and this is the world this weekend, The Venezuelan government will hold elections for the country's National assembly or parliament, but virtually all opposition parties are boycotting the vote. That means President Nicolas Maduro's party is all but guaranteed to take over the legislature as the world's Jorge Valencia reports one of Venezuela's most prominent political dissidents is watching from exile in Spain. There's one simple thing that makes little bolder Lopez very happy right now. He recently escaped from Venezuela after almost seven years in detention. So for the first time in a long while, he can sit down for a meal with his Children. Well, you know, they really like to eat hamburgers, some pizza. Of course, I mean their kids. Lopez spoke to me over the phone from Madrid, where he reunited with his family last month. And he says normal life even during the pandemic feels luxurious because it's something I didn't have taking my kids to the hamburger on ice cream going to a park and I'm just talking to them. Even though he's across the Atlantic, Lopez says. He's doing everything he can to speak out against Venezuela's parliamentary elections. And it's been a long time since I've been able to speak in public..
Six U.S. Oil Executives Are Convicted of Corruption in Venezuela
"Oil company executives held in Venezuela for three years have now been found guilty of corruption charges and sentenced to more than eight years of prison. The executives are employees of the Houston based Citgo We're finding company, which is owned by Venezuela's state oil company
Venezuela judge convicts 6 American oil execs, orders prison
"A Venezuelan tribunal has announced the outcome of the trial of six refinery executives who never came home from a twenty seventeen meeting in Caracas six American oil executives who were lured to Venezuela for a business meeting and event held for three years were found guilty of corruption charges by Venezuelan judge and sentenced to prison that's according to defense lawyers who dashed hopes of a quick release but said they would appeal five of the men were sentenced to prison terms of eight years and ten months one of them received a thirteen year sentence Alario Rafael Zambrano a brother to two of the men said they were victims of judicial terrorism the so called cico six are employees of the Houston based company it's owned by Venezuela's state oil company their arrest was the beginning of a purge by president Maduro's government at a time when relations between Caracas and Washington were crumbling news media and human rights groups were denied access to the hearings I'm Jennifer king
A Venezuelan judge has found 6 American oil executives guilty of corruption charges and sentenced them to prison
"That's lawyers for six American oil executives held for three years, and Venezuela say a judge found them guilty of corruption and the charges immediately sentencing them the more than eight years in prison. So called Sedco Six have been lord to Venezuela three years ago for a business meeting and then arrested their employees of the Houston based ship Sitko refinery company, which is owned by Venezuela's state oil company.
6 U.S. Citgo Executives Convicted And Sentenced in Venezuela
"Conviction for the so called Citgo six group of American oil executives who say they were lured to Venezuela three years ago for a business meeting, then arrested and charged with corruption. A judge has found them all guilty and order them to prison. A nationwide chain of
What Biden's America could look like
"In much of the world and nowhere more. So than among america's allies joe biden's victory has come as a great relief under his presidency. There will be no more bullying and threats to leave. Nato america will stop treating the european union as a photo on trade or its own forces stationed in south korea as a protection racket in place of donald. Trump's wrecking bowl. Mr biden will offer an outstretched hand working over simply on global crises. From kuroda to climate change under mr trump america's favorability ratings in many allied countries sank to new lows. Mr biden promises to make america a beacon again a champion of lofty values and the defender of human rights leading as he puts it in his acceptance speech not only by the example of our pa but by the power of our example allies are central to mr biden's vision he rightly sees them as a multiplier of american influence tuning a country with a quarter of global. Gdp into a force with more than double that he is also a multilateral by instinct on his first day in office he will rejoin the paris agreement on climate change which america formerly left on november the fourth unlike mr trump. He believes it is better to lead the world health organization than to leave it. He will reinvigorate arms control a priority being to ensure order new. Start the last remaining. Nuclear pact with russia is extended beyond february the fifth he would like to rejoin the nuclear deal with iran that mr trump dumped if he can persuade the iranians to go back into compliance inevitably. America's friends have a long list of things they hope it will do as it reimburses global leadership the demand stretch from places and organizations. Mr trump has abused such as the un and allies like germany. Two parts of the world. He has ignored such as much of africa. And it will not be smooth traveling not all countries in our style jake for a return to obama era politics when america lead from behind and blood. It's red lines. Several countries on nato's front line with russia like the way defenses. Have been beefed up under mr trump and asian allies like how mr trump has confronted. China talked a free and open indo pacific and worked on the cloud with australia india and japan. Mr biden needs to prove that he will not turn soft. His priorities will be to quell virus and improve the economy on both counts. He can count on little support and much pushback. If the senate is under republican control as is likely such troubles at home have probably also exacerbated. The country's reluctance to take on more foreign burdens. Who can be sure that world-weary jacksonians will come galloping. Back in twenty twenty four. Perhaps even with mr trump in the saddle so rather than pile demand upon needed demand. America's allies should go out of their way to show that they have learned to pull their weight. Nato partners for example should not relax defense spending just because mr trump is no longer bullying them. Germany should pay heed to french. Average to build european defense capacity. there is scope to do so without undermining nato europeans could lend a big hand to france in these suheil in asia. The quad could keep deepening naval and other cooperation. Japan and south korea should restrain their feuding taiwan or to make a more serious contribution to its own defense. I should also work with america to repair the international order. They can support efforts to resist chinese or russian rule. Bending many countries will want to join mr biden's efforts at concerted carbon cutting mr biden will face a world full of problems but he will also start with strengths. Thanks to mr trump. He has sanctions on adversaries including iran and venezuela that he can use as chips and among friends he can seek to convert relief at renewed american engagement into stronger. Burden-sharing is allies would be wise to answer that call with enthusiasm. Finally how princess diana shaped british politics netflix's flagship series. The crown has done a fine job of telling the story of postwar britain through the prism of the monarchy. The previous series nephew is in the mid nineteen seventies mired in the miners strike and the three day week new one which began streaming on november fifteenth. Introduces us to two women. Who were destined to change the country in profound ways margaret thatcher and lady diana spencer lady thatcher made it clear from the first but she was in the business of changing the nation. They design a spencer was a bird of a very different feather. Shy girl who had failed all her o levels twice and had no interest in politics she was brought onto the national stage for the soaker of producing mail as to the throne yet. The country is still living with her political legacy as surely as it is with lady. Thatcher's princess diana's genius was to mix two of the most profound forces of modern politics emotion and anti elitism into a powerful populist cocktail. She was one of the modern masters of the politics of emotion. Feeling the people's pain just as they felt hers. She repeatedly outmaneuvered prince. Charles during long war of the wales's because she was willing to bare her soul in public interview with martin bashir of the bbc in november. Nineteen ninety-five is now the focus of controversy as her brother earl. Spencer claims that it was obtained under false pretenses using forged documents. Whatever the reason for it. The interview was a masterclass in emotional manipulation at one pivotal moment. Princess diana acknowledged that she would never be queen but hope that she would be queen of people's hearts. The princess used her mastery of the politics of feeling to turn himself into a champion of the people against the powerful. The people's princess in tony blair's raise she patronized charities that helped marginalized folks such as hiv patients and kept company with pop stars and celebrities rather than with the usual royal wax. Books the most memorable music at her funeral was not an historic him. But a song by elton john adapted for herbert originally written about another icon. Turn victim marilyn monroe. Anti elitism was directed. Not at the monarchy's wells. She happily lived in kensington palace and received a seventeen million pound. That's twenty three million dollar divorce. Settlement plus four hundred thousand pounds a year but added stunted emotional state the traditional deal to which royal side allow them to behave as they liked in crowded kings have almost always had mistresses because they marry her reasons of dynasty not compatibility so long as they behaved with decorum in public princess. Diana regarded this humbug. She succeeded in reconciling the most. Jarring of opposites despite being a top tier aristocrat. Her family the spencers. Look down on the windsors this german carpetbaggers. She was universally known as die. Her death in a car crash won her a spectacular posthumous victory against the royal court. It produced the greatest burst public lack remission. Britain has ever seen and led to widespread demands that the royal should display more emotion. As if the damn cheek could replace the stiff upper lip as the definition of britishness. What would really do the monarchy. Good show that they had grasped the lesson of diana's popularity and editorial in the independent thundered would be for the queen and the prince of wales to breakdown cry and hug one another on the steps of the abbey this saturday. Cincinnati death emotional. Populism has threaded through politics. Tony blair presented himself as the people's prime minister. He championed cool. Britannia surrounded himself with popstars and urged his staff to call me. Tony the next conservative prime minister call me. Dave cameron a distant relation of princess. Diana's adopted this combination of compassion signaling. Hugging hoodies is instead of cracking down on juvenile delinquents and studied informality relaxing and kitchen suppers replacing previous. Tory premier stiffness. Both men were responsible to that emotional. Populism interfere with the affairs of state domestic and foreign policy choices continued to be conducted according to the dictates of reason evidence brexit tears. By contrast follow the diana's script they appeal to the heart rather than the had to win their arguments. They used feelings of patriotism and resentment rather than facts about trade flows. They denounced the elites for trying to straight the wisdom of the people in much the same way as diana files denounce the palace for ignoring the people's emotions lay turned on the nation's core institutions. Parliament the civil service the supreme court when they suspected attempts to frustrate their wishes they succeeded in defeating the establishment in much the same way as princess diana had by claiming to stand for emotion rather than reason and the people rather than the elite alexander. Boris federal johnson has reconciled the opposites. He embodies justice. She did a card carrying member of the metropolitan elite. He has managed to sell himself as a man of the people as she was die. So he is. Boris the first series of the crown shows a young queen. Elizabeth studying water badgett's english constitution under the guidance of henry. Martin the vice provost of eton who kept a pet raven in a cage and address the on crisis gentlemen budgets. Great work distinguishes between the dignified branch of the constitution. The monarchy and the efficient branch elected politicians implicit in that distinction is badges perception. That emotions pose a dangerous threat to the proper conduct of politics. The monarchy provides a controlled lead for them thus enabling responsible people to get on with the difficult task of running the country by using people's feelings as the fuel for her astonishing career princess. Diana broke that safety valve britain will be living with the consequences of the emotional populism that she helped to release for years to come.
Vaccine Could Unlock Trillions In Spending, Leading To 'Biden Boom'
"So it is looking like this will be a cold dark winter for the us economy. The pandemic is forcing new limits on businesses and prompting nervous consumers to stick closer to home but if this week's encouraging news about an experimental vaccine works out the spring and summer could be a lot brighter. That's the word according to npr's scott horsely brandon. Fritzy has spent an awful lot of this past year stuck in his indianapolis apartment. He misses going out to buffet restaurants. And doing all the things he used to enjoy. I was a big karaoke. Okay guy. I'd be going to the karaoke bar pretty much every night. But since the pandemic started. I don't think i've sung and eight months now. Coldplay's yellow was fritzy's go to standard as much as he misses the microphone. His self imposed quarantine has been good for. His bank. account doesn't talking some money away. I've saved want to save. thousands christie. Zola of new haven is in the same isolated boat venezuela says she and her husband have spent more money on ice cream and alcohol in the last eight months but less on just about everything else where certainly not spending on any sort of entertainment. We're not going to the movies. Were not paying for gym memberships or to participate in sports leagues. We have saved on transportation costs. Because i'm working from home and not commuting sixty miles per day all told cautious consumers in the us have squirrelled away some two trillion dollars during the pandemic while avoiding travel crowds and in-person entertainment. Spending is likely to take an additional hit. This winter as new infections and hospitalizations are soaring economist. Ian shepherdson of pantheon macroeconomics says president elect biden is inheriting an economy that still weighed down by the pandemic but that could turn around fairly quickly. Present like five is arriving in washington at the right time coded news the point where he's inaugurated is likely to be horrific but it won't be much longer after shepardson says with a successful vaccine. Springtime could see a flowering of the economy. Fueled by pent up demand for the kind of amusements that had been off limits for so long to be sure that extra two trillion dollars in savings is not going to be spent all at once economist. Joel practice and the forecasting firm. Ihs market says some of the things we've skipped on. We'll never be made up. I went quite a long time without getting my haircut. Look pretty mangy. i'm not gonna get free extra custom. Make up for the ones that i missed during the summer. Even when a vaccine is widely available it may take time before people feel safe going out to crowded places and spending money freely. Pittsburgh librarian dana fair. Bile says she talks a lot with her husband about what the new normal might look like. It would be great in two thousand twenty one if all of the venues were up and operating again and we could go see some land. But i think it's going to be a while before mentally. I feel okay. Being in a crowd of people like that again not wear masks of perspective. Spring thaw faces other chilly. Headwinds americans are still out of work and congress has been slow to extend additional relief brandon. Fritzy has kept his job as an accountant. And he's wearing his mask trying to stay safe. If the vaccine checks out fritzy says he'll be quick to get it he can rejoin his friends at the karaoke bar. The karaoke crowd is kind of a family. Everybody at the monkey's tail and broad ripple is Pretty close so it would be nice to get out and see them again. Economist shepardson says once people do feel able to get out and do the things they enjoy the cash. They've been socking away. This could bank roll a substantial economic boom
Polls show Biden winning: Can you believe them?
"The polls predict that by Wednesday next week. Joe. Biden will be the next president of. The United States, how sound forecast this is however is still very much anyone's guess and we'll anything that Joe Biden or Donald Trump do or say this weekend make any difference to the way people will vote well to look ahead to the last few days of campaigning I'm joined by Jacob, parakeet us, affairs analyst, and associated the london-based think-tank llc. Ideas Welcome Jacob. Good Morning. So the last twenty four hours is very much a focus on Florida hasn't it was both candidates pushing hard in different ways. Yes. As usual, you have trump doing his big non socially distanced sort of pretend democ style rallies and Biden having adapted more to the pandemic world doing socially distance or drive in rallies being seen wearing a mask and that sort of thing. Florida is key for a number of reasons. One is that it's virtually impossible to imagine a trump win that doesn't involve Florida. If Biden wins Florida trump would have to not only win every single other state that he won in two thousand sixteen but pick off a number of states that Biden a Hillary Clinton won some quite comfortably. So if trump finish is Trump finished second in Florida then it's pretty much over for him and the other key thing about Florida is. Contrary to the what happened in two thousand with the endlessly delayed and contentious recount. Florida now counted spoke very very quickly. So we expect to know the winner in Florida probably by early Wednesday morning. So that would be an early indicator. Now, if Biden Loses Florida particularly, if it's a close loss that doesn't mean it's over and trump has one biden has numerous other paths to the presidency that don't involve Florida but especially given the. Value that trump has put on vote suppression and on trying to pressure the courts to shut down the legitimate counting of votes early, an early loss for him in Florida could take the steam out of that effort, which is why part of the reason why I think you're seeing his campaign put so much effort there. So what kind of narratives will be getting from both candidates with very very different campaigns Florida's Today. Well the trump campaign is trying to tie Joe Biden to. Latin America Socialism. Florida of course, has a very large Latino population many of whom come from Venezuela or Cuba. So trying to tie Joe Biden to be socialist leadership in Latin American countries. This been a recurring theme in the trump campaign I don't think it's necessarily a particularly accurate charge that might have worked as a campaign line slightly better against Bernie Sanders But that doesn't mean that it won't be effective in some quarters of the the mole lightining parts of the particularly the Cuban American population The counterweight to that and I think the reason why Biden has generally lead impulse in Florida albeit by a small margin is trump's management of covid nineteen has deeply alienated seniors and Florida is America's retirement heartland. So there are huge numbers of people over the age of sixty five who are also the most vulnerable to Covid nineteen and who've made up the bulk of the deaths and serious From the disease. So Biden has been losing ground with Latino voters, but he's also been making up that ground with seniors. And, show, you might see a slightly strange democratic coalition generally Republicans do well with older voters but because Biden missing is relatively unthreatening and because he's seen as more competent than handling. This disease, which predominantly affects older Americans. He might well more than make up his losses amongst the Latino voters we're looking at Biden being up in three of the key swing states which trump took last time, which is Wisconsin Michigan and Pennsylvania. What does that say about what the both candidates need to do this weekend? Well I think I mean the polling in those states particularly in Michigan Wisconsin? Has Really suggested that they're not as nearly as competitive as they were last time. The Biden has if not put them out of reach. Put them very close out of reach. Pennsylvania is a again like Florida really keyed polling. There has been a little bit closer. Trump has managed to keep Biden's average margin down to about five points verses seven, eight, nine as with the Upper Midwest. So, you could imagine a combination of voter suppression pulling error and maybe using the courts to fro out legitimate mailed in ballots on some weak pretext a big enough to bring trump over the over the top in Pennsylvania. Again. Though you know that could Pennsylvania's twenty electoral votes. It's bigger than Wisconsin or Michigan by a significant margin By also beating in Arizona in. The second Congressional district of Nebraska in the second. Congressional district main both of which award individual electoral votes he could in theory scout and electoral vote margin just on the basis of Michigan Wisconsin Arizona and the Individual Congressional district. So it's it's if anything even more key for both than. Than its Florida but Biden losing, it doesn't completely shut off Biden's path. We have widespread coverage of the number of people voting ahead of the ballot on the third of November some of predicting that with what I think eighty million votes have already cost and some predictions saying that it could be one hundred and fifty million people voting ahead of the of of Tuesday. What is that going to say about the way that votes are counted and will count come the closure of the polls There's not a single answer to that question because this is a state by state issue. Some states have relatively generous rules allowing the receipt of ballots up to suffer several days after the election as long zero postmarked before election. Day. The the issue of course is that under the supervision of trump's handpicked postmaster general mail delivery has slowed down considerably. But the impact of all this there's been a kind of you could call it a streisand effect I think of. All the attempts that trump has made to meddle with ill voting to meddle with attempts at expanding the franchise, and that has been to prioritize voting for in person early getting ballots in early the rates of receipt for. Nailed ballots amongst Democrats are very, very high. Now, there are specific places that the Democrats are worried about like Miami Dade County but that doesn't mean that they're necessarily going to lose their the fact that so many regular Democratic voters are getting their vote in early means that for these last. Few. Minutes the Party and its affiliated ideological pressure groups can focus on voters who are more regular. Maybe haven't turned in their votes yet and really focus on getting those people out to vote. So we won't know until the counting is done how that's shaped up some states give registration of voters breakdown. So we know for instance, how many Democrats have requested ballots how many Republicans are requested valid in Florida, but there's also a big population of independent some we have various polling that suggests how they might vote, but we don't know for sure and just the rates of early voting. They give us a hint as to what the ultimate vote count will be. But I think we have to be careful not over over overemphasize what we can know about who those votes four particularly there'll be a small but not insignificant crossover of people who have historically been Republicans voting for Joe Biden people who have historically been Democrat. But you'd have voted for Republicans for years but never bothered changed their party registration and that sort of thing. Finally Jacob. There's a question of peacefulness to do with this I mean. Donald, trump has already said that unless. There is a huge swing towards Joe, Biden then he will cry raked and then a whole new process begins.
Who Gets To Vote In Florida?
"This is planet money from NPR. In two thousand at the age of seventeen. Angel. Sanchez gets his first real job. It's in the Law Library at the Soto Correctional Institution in southwest Florida where Angel is an inmate mark first day at work. I walk in and they told me this is your desk. and. Had A desk I've never in my life had a desk before that moment right away. Angel loves this place. There are no guards there's no fighting they even have their own coffee pot and it was a sense of liberation homeless for out of prison. In that moment, Angel had lived a hard life. The first time police put him in handcuffs. He was in the third grade in the principal's office by age fourteen, Angel Traded Sixty Bucks in his Super Nintendo for his first gun he ran away from home he joined a gang. And at Seventeen, he was sentenced to thirty years in prison for armed robbery and gang related shootings, and it's in his first year in prison that he gets that job in the library and as he begins to study the law there, he starts to feel something that he's never really felt before like maybe he has plans I liked it because it allowed me to challenge the system in a legal way I. always there was never a challenge. The police stopped me I can't do. Nothing about that. They slap me a candle nothing about that and the law gave me an avenue that says, no, you could challenge it. Angel starts working on a paralegal certificate and as he's studying, he starts to think wait this is dot as hard. As I thought, it would be learning the laws like how what lawyers charge so much. It doesn't take much to learn to do this and most of the forms are refilled. What is going on here I thought it was a scam. This esoteric thing that I thought only geniuses knew I could get it. Either genius or they're not and I said Madiba ever got how could I be a lawyer but then he thinks Oh wait with even let me be a lawyer with a felony conviction. He looks into it and the answer in Florida is probably not or at least it would be very hard I. He'd have to beg the governor for clemency, which is almost never granted and then angel learns he's also lost a bunch of other rights. Because of his felony learned that in Florida, you're voting rights you're right to sit on during your rights rump up public office for life. It's losing the right to vote that really stinks for Angel. He's like hold up I can't vote ever like, I'm seventeen years old I've never even had the right to vote, and now you're telling me that for the rest of my life I, just get no say as a citizen of this democracy. Which is true. Of course, not just for Angel. There are about one point, four, million people with felony convictions in Florida one in ten adults with a felony conviction more than one in five African Americans. They what? But that's something that will come from some other countries like my family they come from Venezuela and Cuba there you see the government trying to imprison people and then use the law to take away people's political power but not in the United States. Hello, and welcome to planet money I'm Karen Defend taking away the political power of one point four million people is. A big deal anywhere. But especially in Florida Florida is a state that can swing presidential elections like the one happening just next week and elections in Florida usually come down too much less than even a million People Hillary Clinton lost Florida in two thousand, sixteen by one hundred, twelve, thousand votes in two thousand George Bush won by just five, hundred and thirty seven. Today on the show Angel Sanchez sets out to get the right to vote back for himself and for the one point, four million others like him in Florida. Which works? Until the fight stopped being about voting rights and started to become about money.
Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela
"Activists fled Venezuela Leopoldo Lopez had been living at the Spanish ambassador's residence in the capital, correct CAS since April 2019 after a failed military uprising he had been trying for years to oust the nation's Socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Lopez is 49, a former mayor of a city near the capital and had been jailed under house arrest or in a foreign embassy refuge for nearly seven years. Still not clear how he left the country. Soldiers surround the property where he'd been staying. Coming
Where do words comes from? Find out in Washington, DC’s newly opened Planet Word museum
"The. Much anticipated planet word. Open today in. DC. Yes. Yes. Back in twenty seventeen DC mayor Muriel Bowser, and a team of advisers picks philanthropist and Friedman to restore the historic Franklin school building a gorgeous building. By the way, millions of dollars have gone into restoring the national historic landmark much of it. Friedman's own money to create a place where people can explore are evolving language. Now, that restoration didn't happen without a couple of shall we call them hiccups along the way city officials halted construction for quite some time after discovering. That the project's developer violated DC's strict historic preservation rules but all of that is wrapped up now in the museum is officially open to the public WMU senior editor gay. Bullard got an early look at the museum and he's here to take us on a little tour as you turn off K.. Street and walk into the courtyard of planet word you're showered in language. There's an art exhibit in which Willow Tree made of speakers plays a mix of languages from around the world. Inside the historic Franklin school building has been given a thirty five, million dollar restoration the preserved stare tiling wainscoting and a few other flourishes Nantou the building century and a half of life. But the displays are exceedingly high tech I up a twenty foot high wall of carved words brought to life through powerful projectors and narration. The tells the history of the English language. The exhibit invites you to say a word from the wall like smog or sport to get a quick etymology lessons on. Board. Shorts. Burns over. In the next room, a giant globe of lights is surrounded by screens each with a friendly face of person who will teach you about their spoken or signed language. I tapped on Venezuela and got to try a regional tongue twister. And? Eric Kahn. Areas Cigar. A Nice in the gallery on humor, you can play word games or help and artificial intelligence right captions for new. Yorker. Cartoons according to my analysis. This caption about cannibalism mine database says that cannibalism is usually very serious, but sometimes, it can be funny to take something serious and pretend it is not serious. This is called dark humor in the library. Visitors can grab a book from the Shelf, set it on a table and be treated to an animation and narration explaining something about the text the technology can be dazzling but museum founder and Friedman says, it's in service of a larger purpose to reinvigorate excitement for literacy maybe with technology and with sort of the wow factor, we could make books and words and language sort of. Them and. With their imaginations captured visitors will think more about language for now the museum is working on virtual events for those who can't make an in person for those who can plan at word is open four free but you'll need to preregister for a time to get in admission is limited to twenty five people per hour.
"Welcome to kids myths and Mysteries. I'm your host can't come today cloaked in secrecy or overshadowed by current events. It would seem the only thing on the news today is our political situation as we approach election for President of the United States. And then of course, we have our economic debacle and fifty four million people who are food insecure not to mention some very serious changes in the weather. These have overshadowed something if you've watched or listened to the news you may have noticed the occasional use of the phrase. We didn't want to panic the American people. The truth is those words usually come out of the mouth of a politician who didn't want to face the backlash of his constituents over a particular decision. He made what if there was something that was real and not a political Ploy or conspiracy theory something that could kill you that have been closed off. Secrecy or overshadowed by today's events and it's only now being acknowledged as a threat still played down though. That's something that's a disease. It's a fungus no less than the common name. The one you hear used in the news is candida. Auris as the time of this podcast it remains drug-resistant. It also remains virtually unknown. It is rarely caught early because it's early symptoms are fever and chills that don't improve after antibiotic treatment think for a moment how many times you've gotten a fever sweat it out. So I mentioned candida. Auris is a fungus yeast is a fungus that lives in the body generally a fungus cannot Thrive or grow in the body's ninety-eight-point-six degree temperature that candida. Auris can or body is a sealed system. Candia artists can live on the skin fairly harmless lie, but if a cut is infected, Did with it or it is introduced into the blood it will be fatal in recorded cases. Those that have been diagnosed with candida. Auris and the blood have died within ninety days of the diagnosis wage in one case. It was determined that the hospital room of the victim of candida. Auris was contaminated with the fungus. It was on the hospital bed rails to Sheetz the doorknobs. It was also determined that standard disinfectants used to clean hospital rooms had no effect on the fungus because it can live on the skin. This means a doctors and nurses have to find a way to eliminate the risk of contaminating patients just like the FBI with its Ten Most Wanted list the CDC has an urgent threat list and candida. Auris is at the top of that list or wage was until the coronavirus surfaced yet. This super fungus is not new in emerged in Venezuela that appeared in Spain india-pakistan then turned up in South Africa job. In the United States has been detected in New York, New Jersey in Illinois. So how many in the United States have been affected one of the problems with researching something that is cloaked in secrecy and overshadowed by the coronavirus is getting accurate figures. I have been given a number ranging from thirteen cases to over 700,000 truth more than half. The people the contract candy ours died within ninety days. So the death rate is either 6 or 7 or 350,000 researchers say that as the climate in certain areas has increased or changed or heated up candida. Auris has adapted to the point that it can live in the human body. They have found that it is also related to agriculture as more antifungals are applied to plants to keep them from rotting in these plants are consumed and the incident of candida auris infection. Will increase the fungus can be found on meets manure fertilized vegetables. Although there is no cure for an individual that is infected hospitals are adapting a type of robot that uses pulsating violet light that removes microorganisms including candida. Auris for the average American researchers say it is best to consume organic fruits and vegetables. That's avoiding the rampant use of fungicides that contribute to the search in this drug-resistant
The Latest On municipal Elections
"A little bit about municipal elections of course in Brazil What what what's that? Give us give us the the big picture festival well, I voted a big deal because every single one of five, thousand, five, hundred. Seventy Brazilian cities will be voting for mayors and for councillors as well. So it's a big election, and of course, it's always as it happens to other countries it's a preview of the two, thousand, twenty, two presidential elections. So be interesting to see what's going to be the role of both sonar because of the beginning just a few months ago said, he's not going to get involved but now we're seeing that he's supporting a few of the candidates, but the thing is, of course, there's You know there's there's thirty or forty percent of the electorate that you know would vote for Bush scenario candidate but he's extremely toxic as well. the order. The same amount of number would never vote for a candidate supported by both sonar. Again I think it's going to be a very tough divisive election and again, Workers Party used to be such a strong political party Brazilian losing the appeal order. centre-left parties are starting to kind of gain more traction instead of the workers spiders. So that's an interesting thing about this election as well, and what do the polls say I mean just ready to? An association whether perceived or real with both narrow can be a boost or it can be a problem depending on where in the political spectrum you are. Do we know what the polls tell us and there's another interesting things on there in terms of the sorts of characters who are standing for action a big increase in number of military personnel. Explain also that we've talked about before absolutely and again this increasing military personnel of course, it comes more from the right-wing part but even the left they have some candidates and even in their names when people are voting is like major tone. Exactly. Or you know they they actually add they're tied to pseudo name. So people know exactly what they used to do but you know I was talking about another classic example here's some Paul the first South who someone is, is a hat on the polls he's supported by scenario is a TV presenters will kind of a populist even though he's ahead I'm not sure if he's actually going to win because there's he has a vast number of people that will never vote for him just because of his association with both Sonar, and in Rio you know we're loosing the blue. Shoe, quite a lot about this. Myself Valleys the current mayor and a former gospel singer as well. Again, he only have like forty percent of the polls. He didn't do a very good administration from. What I hear from people living there as well but he's the candidates have been supported by both sonar. I wonder if we're that can tell us a bit more house the reaction. Rio above that listen to I was going to bring you speak about Venezuela in a second but just on this point about it's both scenario I mean is he he sort of overshadow everything? Is it one of those things being Vanessa mentioned if we look at Rio these races, they're also have proxies for people's view about both in our that's certainly what it seems like sometimes looking from the outside. Yes. But also particularly that the main issue in. The minute always been it's totally economic, right so aside from all these elections and everything, it's really which parties are willing to offer some sort of boost to to the people living there and what we have. She had underneath the Bulls Nar administration in recent months, which allows cariocas from, which is, of course, this this payout to to the most deprived in the population, which is and so will very much depend on whether that sort of extended over the next few months to tidy through the election or not I. Think I think economic issue is a big thing. Here we go. There's some interesting aspects. Of this election as well so far we had the record number of candidates thirty, four percent of all the candidates are women. That's a record that doesn't mean that they will be elected sometimes they come from the smaller political parties as well, and for the first time we have candidates, they are either black or mixed race then white, that's a that's a first So even though we are under the administration that probably don't care that much about quotas or this kind of things but you know you see a little bit of change in Brazil perhaps the candidates are beginning to start to look like. The population in general. So that's an interesting aspect of this election and certainly something to welcome just briefly Fernando. Last point on. This is one of these areas where it would be a mistake to read too much into what happens in the municipal elections where we look ahead to the next general election or actually is quite a good indicator of which way the political winds on a national level also blowing I think we should definitely pay attention to this election in two thousand sixteen. We saw the rise of the right and kind of you could kind of understand Wassenaar was elected two years after. Okay interesting. Stuff listen. Let's cross back to you and I I mentioned Venezuela let's talk about this. You were living there I think some some years ago, but there's this really complex interesting legal battle that also comes right here to to London town as well. Tell us a bit more about this. Yes. So don't remind listeners the Maduro government launched legal action against the Bank of England earlier this year to try and force the Bank to release gold that the country has stored in the bank sports and England's quartered appeal decision that was made earlier this week on Monday isn't as definitive, some of the headlines had suggested. And they're sort of several layers to this. But essentially, the appeals court overturned a judgment which said that the UK had recognized opposition leader one guy do as Venezuela's rightful president. So in other words that local ruling is a victory for Maduro essentially sidelining any perceived power that Guido had as Venezuela's rightful president but Monday's decision actually means that this whole I mean it's a lot of money is a one billion. Dollars equivalent in gold. It will go back to the High Court in England and it will be up to a higher court to determine more definitively which of these two rival leaders is in charge in Venezuela and therefore he has control over the shiny gold bars which obviously tend to grab the column inches but I guess into this is a case where. This case speaks to a bigger picture dozen and it does also reflect this ongoing, very divisive political battle in in. Caracas. Can you just tell us what is the latest there what? What's the situation? Is it one of these things where again Everything that flows politically flows out of the economic strife, the country still during. Quite right I mean reading the actual ruling it disorders show unpick really the mess that Venezuela and the international community has got itself into with this to President Saga that's been going on since January twenty nineteen and the upstate new nothing the people who've been living there I mean in abject poverty fleeing the country in the millions and that has no proper healthcare system i. Mean when I was living back in twenty seventeen lesson learned today to do with this highly contagious virus. So the situation is critical as I say, having having an uncleared dramatic stance, own issues like the Golden, the Bank of England, which mode no doubt will go on for months only wasn't the the situation inside the country and creates stalemate when nothing moves on or improves. Tricky Times still ahead listen to it was good to hear from you, and if you're here in studio thank you. That's Markle's if you had noticed and Lucinda Elliott
Maduro Government Wins U.K. Appeal Over Venezuelan Gold
"Court in London has overturned a judgment that the Venezuelan opposition leader, one Guido has control over a billion dollars of gold bullion held in the Bank of England. Court struck down a verdict that the British government had recognized Mr Widow as interim leader. His Mike Sanders. This is the latest twist in the tussle over who runs Venezuela. Nicolas Maduro on Guido Mr Maduro one controversial elections in May. 2018 protests were brutally repressed, Mr Guido, the speaker of parliament, declared himself interim president. And appointed arrival board for the Venezuelan Central Bank to stop Mr Maduro misusing the gold. Britain's former foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, called Mr Maduro's regime kleptocratic. And recognize Mr Guido as interim leader. But the appeals court has now ruled that the British recognition was not definitive. Europe regional Editor Mike Sanders reporting
U.S. criticism of European mission to Venezuela shows growing divide over Maduro
"venezuela" Discussed on Rough Translation
"We are back with translation from NPR Gregory Warner. You could say this story begins with a coat of house paint. There's a New Year's tradition in Venezuela to repaint one's house. Every December the holdover from win Venezuela was one of the richest countries in Latin. America families had money for these sort of luxuries. Caroliina order pays out, remembers the very first December that they did not have enough money for paint. The But I in her husband Orlando took it hard. Anthony Maheen NOPAL <unk> blessed, don't. Like US Orlando Pimentel was a civil servant at Venezuela wet, a lot of people working for him. He led an anti corruption investigation unit in the work. Itself could be frustrating. He'd collect all this evidence of corruption. No one would actually go to jail to instead. Orlando put his creative energy into cooking. His sons sort of Foodie. and He loves food, says he loved not only planning the meals, but serving them is a person that you would invite to your house for dinner and he ends up taking the Apron and taking the the knife from you. And you're like. Hey, how're Landau? Invited you. The economic crisis in Venezuela it started years before, but by two thousand sixteen, the signs were obvious. There were shortages of almost everything and massive inflation, which meant that Orlando salary stayed the same, but the money Bob less and less, you see your salary, becoming solid and water every month and every week you go to the supermarket and price gets up and up and up. Orlando and KARLEENA would ask themselves. Should he leave and seek opportunity abroad? The so many of their friends had done. So many professionals and teachers and other civil servants had gone to Peru or Colombia Ecuador to find whatever work they could and send money home. It was easy to see that the country was getting empty. Every night when you see out of the window and you see just a couple of lights in the building that in front of you because the rest of the apartments are closed. Caroliina was worried about him leaving. She read so many stories about xenophobia. Get yet his. Lesson Foyer Servant Selana. Backlash to the flood of Venezuelan job. Minnesota Norway Orlando she says was not worried about xenophobia. She says he always only saw the good in people, but that was also her worry. That will see see if went up on. Engine to others before paying attention to himself. What is it a comparable Bundy McGinnis moisture? Said we sal Tacoma goal set on. Orlando says the reason he stayed so long was because he just loved Venezuela, and he truly hope things would get better i. think he was kind of resisting. He was coping. He was trying to say okay. Let's try to do this. Let's try to find a second job. We call it. which is doing a lot of small jobs in order to survive? This has been chasing tigers or was it. Yeah, he's killing tigers. Why is it called Killing Tigers? Because it's so hard? I, don't know where the expression from because it's not easy to kill a tiger in my. Okay brief tangent here, but we kinda got obsessed with this expression, which at least one Arjun story traces all the way back to a blockbuster hit jazz tune from nineteen seventeen tiger, rag. It's a really hard song, but it was so popular that musicians were made to play several times a night, so you'd get phrases like they still haven't paid me for last month's tiger or killed the tiger again last night, and from there at least story goes came expression killing teicher doing something so hard that you have to do to pay
"venezuela" Discussed on Latino Rebels Radio
"Become I think one of those. It's fortunately and unfortunately I think it's one of those topic that has become part of the American psyche the American political psyche. And I think it's the one topic of the American political psyche. That is so misunderstood and voices. You know it it's absolutely right whenever Venezuela's talked to whenever we've whenever you see it on Cable News and even on Fox or MSNBC ON CNN it really does have this sort of dichotomy. It's very an American like view of it and any take on Venezuelan. Voices here are mostly. I mean affluent. Venezuelans who are in my. I mean there's no other way to put it on. I mean you just get one view and I have progressive Venezuelan friends who can't stand my Louisville but I also think they don't I think the point that you make about free healthcare. There are certain things that that people strive for their inserted. These attainable goals. That yes the CIA Charlie. Small Model Louise Mall there. There are serious issues corruption that have hurt the Venezuelan people I think there's also a reawakening of the Venezuelan left in that way and the opposition missed it and there's something there because I think there's too many Venezuelans that I know who who aren't falling for that trap that you see in American media. Yeah absolutely go ahead. Yeah no I if we get round to. What's happening per from this ridiculous bad Rambo movie? What's happening right now? It's a more complicated situation just like it has been for all of these years. So you know the Governor Seymour. Yes say more about that. Because I think it's important and be a specific as you can because I think it's important for people to start hearing yeah. Absolutely Corona virus is impacting Venezuela and Venezuela is very poorly prepared for corona virus because of the economic crisis which the government bears a lot of responsibility for but US sanctions. Have been tremendously responsible. We can be very specific that the US has cut off managerial his ability to get out loans which they need to buy food. Medicine import all sorts of things basic things to keep their oil production going. I mean they don't have the fuel. They need which they import from abroad to run their oil production facilities which means they can't even produce the main export which means they can't find anything that they need to do so the US has been a huge sort of a player in creating a devastating economic situation within Venezuela which is badly badly badly prepared them for this crisis. The healthcare system is I mentioned is in shambles. It's collapsed And you know there's complicated reasons but we cannot ignore the. Us IS A big factor. Despite that all of the evidence that I've been able to see suggests that corona virus hitting Venezuela hard than most other Latin American countries We not seeing masses of people dying the way we have in Ecuador or Brazil or the US our. But I'm just saying it's because you never know with this virus but I think as we speak right now. Venezuela is definitely not on the track as say in Ecuador or Brazil. That could change. We all know that who knows. But it's been a bright. We're into this crisis. At least in Latin America probably like six seven weeks right now and the evidence. I concur the evidence that I've seen so far would suggest that yes. It's Venezuela has cases. But they're nowhere near the level of say like Ecuador Brazil. Right now yeah and I think you know there's a couple of factors we can briefly point to one of them is a sort of weird silver lining of the economic and you know Commercial Isolation Venezuela has had over the last year they had very few flights from Europe and the US coming in and Venezuelan media have slagged as one reason why they've had fewer cases so that's actually probably one of the most important things that there are not a lot of people with invented coming from abroad to Venezuela and so countries in Latin America that are more exposed to foreign travel have been hard hit. Venezuela hasn't second the government for many many flaws than it has seemed to have responded in a reasonable way early on with the you know they had regional quarantines very early in March on the mayhem National Florentine in the middle of March which has been very strict and stringent And that seems like it's had an effect in terms of protecting the Venezuelan people against the crisis Third there are these sort of community networks which are very damage. They're very frayed. They're nowhere near what they were when I was you know initially doing research for my book in Two Thousand Eight two thousand nine two thousand ten eleven when they were vibrant sort of social fabric within the country but they still exists. I mean there are networks and they have been making masks. They have been bringing food to vulnerable populations. They've been protecting people. They have been doing sorts of things so all of those reasons are part of why Venezuela appears to be doing less. Well I mean be doing less bad with the corona virus. We don't WanNa romanticize things and you know grassroots activists who support Chevy's most not maduro exactly. It's complicated situation within Venezuela as you pointed to they have been critical of the government not responding with enough Support for people so they you know they have suspended rent. They provide some income but they're not providing anywhere near the level of income that people need to survive. That's lead to spontaneous food riots around the country and the government has responded in an unfortunate way labeling those opposition events when there's not a lot of evidence that the opposition is involved in most of those So these are people who are desperate to eat. Desperate for food desperate for money Just looting and protesting and the government has responded with repression recrimination than you know things that we don't want to see so it's a complicated situation that I think speaks to the more complicated reality that gets hidden within the US. Which is that even now the Venezuelan people you know. They are in a complex situation. Vis-a-vis Modesto I think poll suggests there's widespread opposition to Medusa within Venezuela even amongst Chavez and former to people who voted for him in the past. But there's also a pretty strong rejection of Guido and opposition and I think it's going to be even stronger after this latest Ray lasko and there's an appreciation if not of Maduro Chavez. He's still seen as a good leader by almost half of the population in polls. I've seen I think even by the opposition polls And that's because of that positive legacy so the reality in Venezuela's just much messier much more complicated and much more dynamic than we see and it's a tragedy that we don't see that and there's there's things that the international community and even the US should be doing to make Venezuela better but they're not doing it in part because they are not understanding about reality. Yeah and again Gabriel. We could talk for hours because I do think. It's a third rail issue. I always dive in to the third rail when it comes to Venezuela because you got to. I think it's one of the most complex topics of the western hemisphere if not the nose complex topic We can continue. I'd love to have you back We should stay in touch. Gabriel Hetland so much for being on Latino Rebels Radio Chore Project. Be With you and thanks so much for having me. Just WanNa thank. Gabriel for being on again really appreciate the Venezuela takes. It's so complicated. Anyway guys if you like what you heard rate review a share this podcast. We're just cranking out these days. We'll be back later this week. With more podcast on Latino rebels radio in the meantime like we always do close out with a does Julia Gala Latino rebels radio..
"venezuela" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"And one of the biggest economic stories of two thousand nineteen was Venezuela. The year started out with widespread blackouts. There was crippling inflation. Attempted political coups food shortages and one of the worst humanitarian crises in the World Venezuela has not been getting as much attention lately news out of Venezuela has died down in a little bit but we checked back in with Gabriele Saadi. She is an economist in Venezuela from Caracas and we spoke with her at the height of the crisis last year and according to her things are looking up in Venezuela a little bit and the reason she says has everything to do with. How Venezuelans themselves have responded to this crisis? This is the indicator from planet. Money I'm Stacey Bannock Smith today on the show how Venezuelans responded to their economy and country collapsing around them and how they made some changes and innovations nations. That have actually helped the situation now. Gabriella you have been tracking economic indicators in Venezuela since the economic crisis began around two thousand fourteen Thank you by by the way for joining us. Thank you your New York. Actually I brought you something from Venezuela yes please. I very excited. I saw you had a gift bag with a snowman. Open it over Smith. Oh my gosh okay. This is like A. It's like a purse Tom Is this made out of Venezuelan money. Yes it's made out of alliterative. Wow it's beautiful it's like woven yeah Oh my gosh yeah you can see them around the city and people do that because since believe what is worthless now they are making like art out of of it so you can purchased it. I paid like three dollars for that. This person has to have. How many bills do you think this has hundreds? Yes I asked the guy. He didn't know exactly the number but he told me it was above. One Hundred Dot Dawson. I mean you need like forty thousand believers To purchase one dollar. So yeah. This wouldn't even yeah worth one dollar. I mean this is the money you grew up with. I imagine. Yeah how does it feel to see like hundreds hundreds and hundreds of dollars like woven into a purse of boulevard is a boulevard. Sorry Yeah it's I'm an economist so for me. It's I mean on one hand it's interesting but on the other hand it's like I mean you can see how bad the situation is and so I see you much more than just believe. What is you know I think about the people that yeah how desperate you must be but also like how creative Venezuelans are? Because who would have I could. Do you know that you could make this out of believe what is Gabriele says. A lot of people have started making crafts and art out of Boulevard. He's maybe the ultimate indicator of so-called typer inflation so inflation when prices go up there is inflation in healthy economy in the. US inflation is around two percent. A year hyperinflation is what is happening in Venezuela and his way up that is when prices start rising and rising out of control. Hyperinflation reached almost inconceivable levels in Venezuela in two thousand nineteen in March hyperinflation. Inflation was around one million percent a million percent inflation so that means if something cost a dollar at the beginning of the year it will cost around ten thousand dollars by the end of the year her but Gabrielle Says Leader in Twenty Nineteen. The inflation situation did come down and now the year ended and deflation is fifteen thousand percent. Christon that's much better. Yes but still I mean that's still law. It's still a lot and I mean according to some estimates. We won't have hyperinflation next year. I mean well this year. Sorry Twenty Twenty What how did that happen so yeah basically now now we have more dollars circulating in the economy that more? US Dollars Oh we have two point seven billion dollars in the economy now. Oh Oh yeah so. We have our hillary station. The factor now in Venezuela more than half of the transactions that occur in Venezuela are in US dollar. Oh Wow yes yes. It was funny. 'cause before you wouldn't even think of paying in dollars like showing your dollars to someone because he was even illegal to Carrie. US dollars with you but now so risky to show someone dot. Yes so now like I would go to a grocery store and I would pay with my dollars and it. It wasn't a problem they would. They even had changed even coin sometime. Yes like quarters they would have them all those. US dollars helped stabilize allies. The Venezuelan economy. There was a way to pay for things again. Stores could have stable prices. Gabriela says that has been a game changer for Venezuela even Venezuelan President Nicolas Nicolas Maduro who has consistently railed against the US and the US dollar said all the dollar circulating in Venezuela. Were a great thing. He said it in a televised vice speech he actually said. Thank God for dollarisation. Gabriela says when he said that she could not believe it and also all of those. US dollar circulating in the economy has also led to another innovation which is helping to address Venezuela's ongoing food shortage. More on that after the break support for this podcast and the following message come from salesforce a customer relationship management solution committed to helping you deliver the personalized experiences that customers want salesforce bringing companies and customers together visit salesforce dot com uh-huh slash learn. More support also comes from navigator. Say Goodbye to meetings that waste time and low to meetings your team will love navigator Pairs beautiful beautiful agendas with automations for the busy work. Most leaders don't have time for try for free at navigator Dot Com. So you might remember. In the beginning of two thousand nineteen gene Venezuela experienced massive food shortages. So as the economic crisis in the country worsened local farms failed factories closed. Foreign companies left and Venezuela was not making enough food to sustain its population also Venezuela was not big on importing. The country had really really high tariffs in place and that coupled with US US sanctions forbidding most trade within Walea and the crazy hyperinflation meant store. Shelves were often bear Gabriela. Says she could see everyone. Getting skinnier ear and skinnier. After all carton of milk would cost more than most people earned in a month. And even if you had that money a lot of stores would not have any milk to sell. But but that's as Gabriela has changed and that's thanks to another thing that happened in two thousand nineteen the rise of the Bodega. Certainly you start seeing all this this stores we call them. They onus where you can see all these imported goods from the US thing we call them mini Costco's like new well. Well they have no tell us that they bring a New Delhi. Yeah well I know to have the base. Yeah of course Cereal Milk pancakes mix mix. I mean yeah all sorts of things and you start to see them you know for example. I would take my car to this place to get it fixed. I and they would have gone there with all imported goods Even in a salon in a beauty salon they would have a little bullied by some pancake. Mix Yeah I knew. Tell if yes so now Yeah some people call venit Venezuela or they're going to like us a joke so a few things happened that caused the rise of the Bodega. I madero basically stopped policing taxing imports into the country and also the private sector found. A loophole. Gabriela says just the Bodega owner. She's talked to say they're getting most of their stuff from Florida. And that is Venezuelan expats. have set up businesses that by things like pringles and Orioles and cocoa pebbles inbred directly from places like Costco and Walmart in the US and then ship them right to Venezuela and as a result of the influx of imported food into the country and all of the competing bodegas prices of food have dropped in Venezuela in some cases in half and food is now everywhere also says Gabriela the Bodega is typically only take us US dollars or US bank cards and this means the stores mainly cater to wealthy Venezuelans which is not most people about ninety percent of Venezuelans live below the poverty line line. A lot of people have just given up on the country entirely and fled and Gabriela says that is the final change she noticed twenty nineteen. I have many friends in Venezuela like most of my friends were there no have more friends in Spain and the United States in Venezuela like ninety percent of my friends easily have left the country. Look like everyone who could leave. Has Yes exactly Gabriela. Herself left last year. She's currently living in Chicago getting a degree in public policy but most of her family is still in Caracas. They all do spend the holidays apart but she said that is the normal for her Venezuelan friends and family. Yeah those are like Christmas for Venezuelans. Nowadays it's like you're just separated from your family. That's how it is so we are learning to become a diaspora this year. Venezuela is expected to rival Syria as the country with the the worst refugee crisis in the world or then six million Venezuelans are expected to be living outside the country by the end of the year. This episode of the indicator was produced reduced by Darius Raffin editor is Paddy Hirsch. Our intern in fact Checker is Britney Cronin and the indicator is a production of N._p._R...
"venezuela" Discussed on And Now The Hard Part
"Welcome to the podcast let's start with the problem and try and describe its contours we're here to talk about the crisis in Venezuela a country that was once the envy of Latin America for Democracy and also for its oil-rich economy how would you summarize the crisis in Venezuela today well we can actually sadly do it in just a few seconds says Venezuela's parolee right now the home of the largest humanitarian crisis that this hemisphere has seen perhaps in modern history. These are the faces of extreme poverty Venezuela hair the collapsed has left an unsettling site extremely thin children don't know when they'll eat next they're fleeing political turmoil and entry and economic freefall that is threatening its neighbors already has ruled highest inflation it looks like the economic crisis there is about to get the word breath man-made crisis was manufactured by those in power for the past twenty years as a result of many things including perhaps it's being the most one of the most store economies in the world and sort of deadlock that we don't really know how he's going to change anytime soon and went through some of the numbers justice give us a sense of the extent of the problem right so just to give you the the GDP of Venezuela which is the way economies measure the whole production country makes Went down by sixty percent in the past four or five years I I just want that number in context because when you think about the Great Depression Channel Nine hundred thousand nine which was the most horrible thing that happened to the economy of the United States that's peanuts compared to a sixty percent drop in auction so that's of course in the background and then of course it has a lot of consequences from an humanitarian perspective infant mortality for instance which is pretty good oxyde for the overall health see stem it grew by forty four percent between two thousand and thirteen to two thousand and sixteen the minimum salary Venezuelan's which is the salary that actually have because of a hyper inflation has been completely pleaded its currency has been devalued ninety two percent so today of come by ninety two percent fewer calories if you think about how to convert money to calories than what the minimum wage could purchase in early two thousand and ten meaning that if you are a salaried worker in Venezuela your salary swarthmore you need a backpack full of money right dinner and is that translating to mass malnutrition or even starvation yes very much actually there were some very scary statistics showing that seventy five percent of Venezuela's have lost twenty pounds on average these on voluntary of course voluntary weight loss is the heart of the problem political is it DEMOC is it humanitarian or is it impossible to separate the three it's it's impossible to separate but if I must let me say that I think first and foremost is polluted call I mean Venezuela is not Chrissy anymore there's a very strong authoritarian rule that I'm basically seems to be doing everything they can to stay in power the Interior American Press Association and other press freedom groups have denounced Venezuelan police for using force mutation and repression against journalists while they were covering recent demonstrations government is violating the human rights of unarmed protesters those are the findings in a new report talk for months yoga decision has been taken to the streets to demand elections accusing the government of dismantling Venezuelan institutions to hold onto power the story because there's a lot of anecdotal evidence and even some hardcore evidence on on the huge corruption schemes that people did very high levels of government are engaged steen including even some drug dealing schemes is Venezuela effectively a failed state. Well you know I it's a subject active definition I guess but if it's not yet it's definitely getting there is the government still functioned in the sense that it provides the sort of basic services the governments to provide no I mean I think that they're so of course not only because they don't have the money but they have the ability to do stuff for instance public hospitals are in in arable state and there's no healthy stem so if you actually are a diabetes and this actually happens in Venezuela you just don't find insulin so you could actually die from McCurry preventable disease and many other preventable diseases talk about the kind of problems the crisis is having on or causing Venezuela's neighbors well the B This problem of course is the huge refugee crisis that that have emerged from Venezuela what are the numbers like we're talking now about four point three million refugees from official sources and that's from a total population of about thirty one million and there's no signs that that's GonNa stop doing that in a sense that's really putting a lot of pressure on the the region Columbia being the largest recipient Columbia has right now about one point three million perhaps you've been more Venezuelan migrants and Refugees South America in countries are struggling to keep up with the massive flow of these refugees and the situation has sparked a new kind of backlash so any other refugee crisis. You do see that in Detroit run there's a lot of pressure overall infrastructure for instance hospitals and schools are bordering areas that get really crowded that's also happening aww payroll that also have very large numbers between those three countries is about seventy percent of the refugees and that's a fascinating topic in the sense that these refugee crises he's being treated very differently that ongoing one from Syria in Europe so I think Latin American countries have shown a lot of courage and a lot of kindness in receiving the people why do you think that is that the refugees have been greeted so differently throughout Latin America than Syrians are North Africans are in Europe for example. Well there's one aspect tweet which I do things are hard to point exactly but one aspect of his dad he was sweater the country that historically received our culture us only twenty years old and he went to Europe to bring refugees coming out of World War Two to say hey come on we need to build this country in minutes well actually west the poster child of migrant integration a not only received refugees from World War Two litter and received many Latin Americans that were fleeing dictatorships many Colombians were fleeing violence in the nineteen eighties so at some point Venezuela hosted more than two million Colombians but I think that there's another aspect of it and I say that issues are put in place and the best example of that he's Venezuela who received many migrants and perhaps they wear part of the key of Venezuela came to be the wealthiest country in the region..
"venezuela" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"You had one called axiom democrat Peter temocratic action that is as social democrat party that has a member of the international to Socialist International. And to this day is actually very relevant in Venezuela and opposition then you had the Christian Democrats. They were more center left party. There were some market base types there, but they really offer much alternative and he had like governments that. Really, not defer much at all only just in style and marketing, but not the substance like spending and government intervention and little charters revolt against that system was more of. I would say based on class lines because charters spoke more to the common man to people that were femme increasingly impoverished by the previous political crisis policies, but he really offer much of an alternative once in office. Ironically campaigned on the relative. Centrists free market. Plot form where he pulled out the previous crony capitalism of that faithful democratic era and was pointing out that the state was involved sectors bought once he got an office. Just changed completely especially when the US fried failed protect against child doesn't to really Radic life and point forward. Minnesota just went on a downward spiral. That's that's a an interesting point to bring up. So in for a lot of people who don't know this in two thousand and two which to keep in mind, the American culture at the time. This was right after nine eleven this was a a Neo cons wet dream of climate here in America, where we were you know, we were going around looking for wars to fight. And there was an attempted coup attempt in Venezuela that failed. There was also it seems an attempted coup attempt just a couple of weeks ago that failed but so. Oh in two thousand two there was this attempt that failed. I'm curious. So you touched on the impact that that had on. Shabas? Do you have a sense? I know you had been gone from the country for a while at the time. But do you have a sense of what impact that had on the Venezuelan people and how they saw their government? Well, your view some more context. How Warren overwhelmingly and nine nineteen ninety eight. I think he had like fifty five or fifty six percent of wrote because his opposition. I think like three candidates so he had a powerful mandate. So he's gonna take more than just a crew to get another power. You there have been successful fees Latin America, but there's been a lot of factors behind that as well internal factors that led to the success. But this one was just going to be very difficult for the US government to pull off and because of that coup attempt. He was able to rally a lot of more moderate leftist parties and other people and him into his coalition became very powerful and bar. The radical advisers around him thirty game more proud because of that they started in in the radical direction on I. The opinion had don't launch that crew not have moderated. But I think the opposition that could have ousted in sooner. But because of that he was able to get very good scapegoat for the rest of his presidency. Yeah, I had Scott Horton of on the show recently. And we were both talking about this idea that when there is, you know, a lot of people see the the dynamic being between either you're supporting the government in Venezuela or you're supporting US intervention in Venezuela. But the reality is that they actually have a kind of symbiotic relationship, and it makes sense that a lot of people who may have otherwise had problems with their own government. Once they see themselves as being attacked by another country or that the idea that another country is gonna decide who your leader. Is that tends to have an impact. Act on them rallying around their leader. So if you really dislike the government in Venezuela. It doesn't necessarily follow at all that you would want foreign intervention. I in terms of military or state intervention. Even to this day, the topic of forty and convention in Venezuela among the opposition as well. He's a rising most of the people that weren't intervention that have been swelling phones..
"venezuela" Discussed on Skimm This
"Let's get into it today. We're talking Venezuela up little standoff a country in desperate need of aid and threats of a coup. We're going to connect the dots for you. Also, Senator rand Paul says he'll vote down President Trump's national -mergency declaration. We'll tell you why he's taking a stand against an old friend, then we're kicking off women's history month. And finally will remember actor Luke Perry. We're here to make your evening smarter. Let skim this. Today. The big story is Venezuela. There are currently two people calling themselves president the one who's got the backing of the US return to the country today, and he could be arrested by the one who's sitting in the presidential palace. What happens at the end of the standoff could set the stage for big changes in Venezuela, which could have implications for global politics. So we're going to give you some context on the story. I will start off with some background on how this political standoff began second. We'll tell you more about why the US has been so involved and third. We'll answer the big outstanding question where does this drama go from here? Okay. So how did all this start? So the guy sitting in the presidential palace is nNcholas Maduro. He took over after president Hugo Chavez died in two thousand thirteen that year Madero was elected. But some people said that vote was rigged. When would you rampart reelection last year, lots of people inside and outside of Venezuela said he rigged it again. And there were lots of protests when he stayed in power. Income's one Guido. He's thirty five years old the head of the opposition party and the head of parliament. Why don't use a constitutional procedure to declare himself the rightful? Interim president of Venezuela Madeira was obviously pissed he had Guido briefly arrested his attorney general launched an investigation into Guido. And then Israeli supreme court froze guidos assets in the Bank and forbade him from leaving the country, but Guido kept protesting and became the hometown hero in part because life has sucked for people in Venezuela. Lately, hyper inflation has caused prices to skyrocket. Like, a pound of butter cost six thousand boulevards that's about one third of Venezuela's minimum monthly wage. People. Can't find basic groceries at the supermarket and they're going hungry. Literally, they call it the Madero diet and people are hitting the road since two thousand fifteen about three million people have fled the country. A lot of them have come to the US many Venezuelans blaming d'oro and Hugo Chavez before him for ruining the economy. Madero is blaming US? Sanctions will. More about that in a sec. So a lot of people have been throwing their weight behind Guido as of now that includes about fifty countries vice president Pence met with white last week in Colombia after Guido snuck out of the country, white oh was on a tour meeting with leaders of neighboring countries last night. He announced on Twitter that he was coming back to Venezuela. Today, why do was escorted back into the country by top diplomats from the US and Europe? He drove past crowds of people lining the streets to welcome him back and protests. So that's what's happening today. A lot of drama which brings us to why the US has been so involved in this. Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves. Oil makes up ninety five percent of Venezuela's exports and the US is Venezuela's biggest customer, but Venezuela's economy has been struggling oil experts last year were at the lowest level since the nineteen nineties, but since Chavis Venezuela has also been a socialist country. Something you've been hearing President Trump complain a lot about he says, it's the reason why Venezuela's economy hasn't been holding up lately. Socialism has so completely ravaged this great country that even the world's largest reserves of oil are no longer enough to keep the lights on. So what are they doing? The Trump administration has been trying to get Madero out for a while. It's put a lot of sanctions on Venezuela over the past few years..
"venezuela" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Or Venezuela countries that either don't have it don't want. It. Don't care. We can't be the only ones, and it can't be if you want to do it you do it. But if you don't wanna do it, you don't have to it's either you all have to do it. We are the leaders, but what we need to get back to is understanding this. There's one thing out there. One four letter word that nobody wants to talk about. And trust me that four letter word is worse than anything, you can think about and that's called D E BT debt. Our twenty one twenty two trillion dollars and rising. Debt? Is going to put a stranglehold on everything we do one of the reasons that Trump was so against raising rates. Especially in the short run long. That's because we have to pay the debt off we have to pay it down. We have to pay interest. What paying billions of dollars? On our debt. In interest. If it goes up one percent think about how much more we have to just pay to have that debt that increases our debt. And I know most people think we just keep printing money. What's the big deal? Twenty trillion in debt, thirty trillion fifty trillion one hundred trillion well, at least if we have, you know, the green deal, and we spend ninety trillion everyone has held healthcare and people don't have to work, and we'll give you the money. We'll be fine. Go get a plane and fly to Venezuela. They were rocking enrolling as a socialistic country. They had oil they had money. They made sure everyone had a living wage. What happens when that oil goes away? What happens when there's no money. What happens when your debts too high? What happens your currency crushes? You do not have money for anyone to give anyone and then western that, you do not have money to give them food the basics necessities in life. They don't have. So where do they go knocking go knocking on the door of America? Please send us money who goes in there to help them China and Russia and tuba they want to keep that. Leader in power. So they then can control the oil. We want them to have a free country, and the people decide to do it. We do it. It becomes capitalism. It grows they do it there. And then Russia, and everyone here is your has your a loaf of bread for the week. You you don't like the fact that we have rich and we're losing the middle class and poor. What do you think happens in those type of societies all they have is delete is with all the money and the power and the military and everybody else a beggar's what kind of society is that? But yet they come knocking on our door at the border and everybody here wants to leave him in. But we gotta get him in legally, the all one amnesty wants to here. And they all want us to have give them. Shelter. Food. Well, the humanitarian stuff that we believe in. But yet you realize that those shelters and those meals, and they'll schoolings and everything they're doing a better than the inner cities in our own country. You know, how many kids in Chicago would love to have a bed with some blankets and a pillow and know, they're gonna get breakfast lunch, dinner and snacks and be able to go to school and not be afraid. And have a playground that can go out and play in the city of LA. There's so many inner cities in these big states. Why aren't we taking care of them? They're actually live here. They're our citizens. Why because it comes down to voting, you know, that nine oh that politicians also know they don't want admit it, leaving the illegals, they think the Democrats boredom and they vote for the Democrats change is on its way. Because our economy is not going away jobs are not gonna go away. People are going to feel good and they're going to start thinking and changing and saying I don't want.
"venezuela" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
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"venezuela" Discussed on Latino USA
"From NPR and photo media. It's Latino USA I marina Hosa today. Venezuela, and how one father and his son are making sense of a crisis. For this episode. We're going to turn to the political and economic crisis in Venezuela. Our producer say or give sat down with Venezuelan father at an Istanbul and his son Jose Libardo one of them is based in Minnesota the other in New York City. Sayer give you though is going to take it from here. Before we jump into this conversation. I do wanna preface with a little bit of information about Venezuela. And of course, this is not the definitive history of the country by any means, but it is sort of basic information. I think is important to know. So in the nineteen seventies. Venezuela was considered the gem of Latin America, that's in part because Venezuela had oil and a lot of it money. Brought in by the oil industry made Venezuela one of the wealthiest countries in the region. The taxes on the oil paid by the companies have created great wealth. The money is being used by the government for the development of the entire country but most noticeably in parity, but the problem with having an economy built on oil is that when the price of oil drops things tend to fall apart. And that's exactly what happened in the eighties and Venezuela, the price of oil fell and Venezuela went into an economic crisis soon almost half the population was living in poverty. Massive protests erupted across the country. And the most infamous one is called the gotta castle. These things. Yeah. It's reported that really were killed and thousands injured in these protests. In nineteen ninety two who go charges who was a former paratrooper attempted to overthrow the government of president Carlos under Perez Chavez was imprisoned for about two years. But later was pardoned. He went on to run in the nineteen ninety eight elections and won in a landslide novel wins again. Nice. Queiro Napoli them. Launching what he called the boulevard and revolution and the boulevard in revolution was supposed to be exactly that a total revolution the government established free, healthcare and redistributed farmland and on an international level. The Venezuelan government rejected what they saw as new liberal institutions like the World Bank, the IMF and the United States government under Chevy's poverty rates dropped by more than half. But the homicide rate nearly doubled who go job is stayed in power until his death in two thousand thirteen little. Golic. After Trow is death nNcholas Maruto his vice president stepped in. And then went on to be elected as president of Venice whaler since then Venezuela has suffered massive hyperinflation. The supermarkets in Caracas empty on holler, many shells have been left empty of the country struggles to deal with worst economic crisis. Minimum wage in the country is a quivalent to about six dollars a month a bottle of ketchup costs about nine dollars. According to an LA times article, not only have prices radically escalated. There's also a shortage of basic necessities like food and medicine protests in response to those shortages have been met with violent crackdowns. Three million people have left the country. In January Maruto was inaugurated as president after a heavily contested election. So leading up to the election. My opponents were barred from running they were put in jail, they were exiled. And so in response the opposition led national assembly declared does presidency unconstitutional and one though the head of the assembly declared himself interim president of Minnesota. Nothing. The opposition calls from other does removal because of his repression and corruption. My Ludo says the crisis in the country is the result of US sanctions with the alterior motive of taking advantage of the country's out of oil industry with so much in the news about Venezuela. We decided that it was important to hear from two people who are watching what's unfolding from both inside and outside of the country. They also happen to be father and son. Uh-huh. The sun is Jose. He's twenty eight years old and lives in Venezuela. We reached him by phone from his home in Medicare. Has always been like these moments where you feel everything like berry. Download very calm..
"venezuela" Discussed on Between The Lines
"They all say that Venezuela is an economic basket case, I think annual inflation is about one point seven million percent. They all say that Venezuela is a humanitarian disaster. They all say that Venezuela is a dictatorship. Whose demise cannot come soon enough? But socialist perish the thought. So says Brad Stevens, he's a pool to prize winning columnist with the New York Times. And as a great pleasure to welcome him back to between the lawns kid. I brush good Good day. to be back on the show headed socialism. Kill venezuela. Britt. Well, starting twenty years ago with the election of China this and what he called the promise of twenty percent century, socialism, the government's Venezuela. I should've and now my world have socialized ever-broader segments of the Venezuelan economy doing so in a manner that was urged on them by people like Naomi Klein, the well known writer gnome Chomsky. Jeremy Corbyn labour leader in Great Britain who all cheered his emphasis on as they put it social spending on the poor on creating workers collectives on nationalizing different sectors of the economy, not turning it into a communist economy by any means, but increasing vastly increasing the influence of the state and its ability to steer the course of. Economy, and that worked as long as oil prices were sky high, but the moment oil prices collapsed, the emptiness the weakness of the economy was exposed. So having run massive budget deficits on the assumption..
"venezuela" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"I was in my office, you'll see my laptop, and when I saw him with this river of millions of millions of people and say that he will be the interim president of the sailor, and he quote the articles in the constitution. I cried I just cry because that was for the first time in years one little piece of hope that we never had what he represent right now is we can change, and we can actually have fair elections in the future. And somehow gave my daughter this face that he's not in benzel, and he cannot get away with all the human rights violations and things that the to us in the past this like a new beginning, but we have to work together in order to make this a reality and the US and Canada whole bunch of Latin American countries all quickly said that they? Support Guido yet. And now the US has put sanctions on Venezuela who'll those hurt basically in this is a very important questions. Dissension is against government officials. So when people have denier active saying, oh, the economic crisis in Venezuela is into the US sanction that is completely wrong. The crisis in Venezuela specific economic crisis is due government policies implemented the last twenty years they have paralyzed production have create this controllers that they just damaged the economy all this by of private property. So the fact that they recognize that this dictator cannot decide the live of Ben swellings or that the oil company been MISA. It's going to be the national company of besa. Yeah. Is not going to be in the hands of this corrupt government officials or whatever we need to change who is. Has been charged of this order to create positive change. And you mentioned earlier that some of your friends are literally walking to Columbia, and in Colombia's received something like one million refugees, hundreds of thousands, and Peru Ecuador Brazil. How are those refugees being received? Now, that's very interesting. Because at the beginning, of course, all the countries were like, yeah, we welcome you come here. We know the situation Sperry har-. But as you say if one million people go to your country that creates a problem, especially in job food security, like how one million people is going to work. If you're ready have your own social issues winning your country. So right now is very tense, especially in contrast, like Ecuadora, people doing riots against swell and people like forcing the government say you need to get them out of country things like that. And I know it's not all of them. But sentiment is really present. Have you been received in the US? So in my case, it has been extremely positive. That's why I don't see any of the elements that are happening as a threat to my country because somehow. So I know that devalues represent which is freedom and democracy and free market is what we need and have you been working to help others leave. Yeah. And how do you do the so basically because they flation is crazy immensely Ayla and people don't have access to much things. What I do is support..
"venezuela" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
"Three times in the bus in the street in four areas in which areas everywhere, and when you arrived where you held up gunpoint like whole it three times who into my house in the post got RAV with a gun in my face going into the street. Somebody put a gun in your say, give me everything you want. So like, this social destruction is also really present. So you see that so much misery? That is a lot of people that go in the street just to rob to get things further families were you frayed to go out. Oh for sure. I used to work in a place in Caracas. Kobe satis, so really tough place. And I remember them one time, my mom told me just week. We can find that money any other place. But the fact that you are going there as young women by yourself really early in the morning is extremely dangerous to just undo it. So did you start creating strategies for how to get around the city? Oh, for sure I used to God, this jackets have different secret pockets. So I put my phone in my ID or some money and in my purse, I left things I've makeup or things like that. So if they rubbed me they will just rob the things that I don't care, and it wasn't just robberies. Right. The murder rate rose precipitously. Yeah. I think last year said they stick say that twenty five thousand people where Murther in the population is how high the population of sweater right now is around thirty three million a huge, and this is between Caracas in your cities, not counting the whole thing. She you had finished college in Venezuela already out working. Yeah. Correct. And what were you doing? I was working in a one of the most famous thing tanks Latin. America's prophet on procurement writing tanks, and I was weighing communications and at burqas he campaigns. For them. But there is an opportunity for you to leave telling you about the opportunity. Yeah, I was strongly privileged to have found an organisation that you ask Apple's core. They basically bring fellows and social change leaders from around the world. For one year to serve here in US and learn and grow skills in different topics. So I found it online by the time. I I learnt English, but in like YouTube tutorials and things like that. So they really like the work that I was doing with different thing taxing human rights organizations in Venezuela. So they told me that they want to host me as I bend this Wayland in the project, and it was great. I have the opportunity to came here. And it was Mitee get out without that or pretending thing. It would be really hard to say that I will just gave in the US because you know, you need I can be like a certain things. What was it like arriving in it states after living and standing on line, right and waiting for medicines. And all that fear. Was it like I'm here. Well, first of all it was berry aspiring how much freedom and how much I have. Opportunity to do here in the US is funny because the first sang de grocery shopping, I wasn't a Safeway. And I remember they took all this stuff. And I was trying to explain the guy sheer. Why I got this chickens? Why got this meal in the woman just stare at me and say, the you have money to pay this and say, yes, and she replied, I don't care. Why did but I was so used to do have to explain myself why need to have permission for this? The government of control every single part of life. And for me like realize in that in the US. I don't have to do that at the beginning was very nice. But then they become really sad because I realized that I was living under mentors library, and in that moment, I realized that that thing that been will consider normal life. It's not normal. Hundred you feel about those you'd left behind well when I moved with the fellowship to United States my family estate in Venezuela. And there was one of the hardest things I did one because I knew that. I will have the Brittany to do..
"venezuela" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Hi magna. My question. Cannot actually be thrown without recall in our national security apparatus tutors ago, or they go sat down, and I'm allies who wear twits to our nation coming from. Venezuela was not on the list. Iran was not on the list. Neither this is on the other side on the higher side. Those who mortar kidnap. Journalist decapitates kill slaughter cut lack meat go in. We do business with them. So you about Saudi Arabia. They're saying. Well, I. Puts it knows what I'm talking about. The the point is that and we are pointing it for example. You know in Saudi on one side, you have one Iran on the one side. Our government at meet that Iran is not a trick to us. What the appointed we're fix on that and then neglecting Tournant town. I know Tori, -tarian in oh Jihadist in nation. That has been I mean. The least well Sam I'm going to take it back from there. And thank you for your call, Shannon, O'neil, yet, another caller they're saying that just for a pointing out what they see as hypocrisy in the behavior of the United States government regarding authoritarian regimes around the world point taken. But but Shannon. I also wanted to ask you both you and Francisco about all the other nations in the region in in South America. Certainly they are not happy at all with the instability in Venezuela right now. What I think that's that's an important point. And here, you know, you look at the past and one of the criticisms and often justified criticism, the US is the heavy hand that we've had in various countries Latin America, but but others that the caller was talking about but often it was unilateral often. The United States was alone. And what's very striking about this moment. Vis-a-vis Venezuela is it's not just the United States. It's almost every government and the big countries in Latin America that are part of it Canada's there, we will likely see the European Union get closer as Madero has said, he's not holding elections. They said he they won't recognize him by the end of this week. If he doesn't hold election. So you are seeing many nations around the world, choose go. I though over Madora. So this is not just a US moment or US intervention. It is something that is much broader. And frankly, it's the Latin American neighbors the countries around Venezuela that one probably have more influence. Sway with this government. These are his colleagues and comrades and counterparts. But you there also the countries that are being most affected by the instability in Venezuela, and particularly the refugees that have been leaving Venezuela. And so right now, we are seeing over three million Venezuelans who had left the country. This is historic levels. Probably the biggest refugee in fastest moving refugee crisis in the western hemisphere that and seen these governments that are having to deal with this aftermath from the Madero regime and Francisco Toro, your your view on the the the need for regional stability. Well, let Merrick has changed. Sometimes I get the sense that people stereotypes about Latin America are stuck in a kind of nineteen seventies eighties. Timewarp the region this democratic every country in South America except Venezuela right now has the democratically elected government and democratic norms of spread throughout the region and have been solidifying throughout the region. So things that were once normal are no longer normal and things I used to be acceptable are no longer acceptable. So what we've seen is the hemisphere is a whole coming together. We talk about the US a lot on is really Peru and Canada that took the initiative to bring together a group of every big democracy lead merica and create this Lema group that has been leading and pushing the fight to to recognize Walea and to and to push back against the installation of a new dictatorship in Latin America times of change that America is not prepared to accept things that seem normal generation ago. Well, let's see if we can sleep sneak. In one last caller here quickly Selena is calling from Boston, Massachusetts, you're on the air. Hello. My name is go on about fifteen years ago. I supported the volley Burien relations thinking that you know, because we need to note of changes in Venezuela at the time because there wasn't notified quantity..
"venezuela" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Venezuela diffusing a potential showdown with the United States suspending a demand for US diplomats to leave the country as Washington calls on the world to pick a side and the nation's fast moving crisis socialist President Nicolas Madura broke relations with the United States Wednesday after the Trump administration and many other nations recognized opposition leader, Juan Guido as Venezuela's. Interim president a move that Madero called a coup attempt. Madero gave US diplomats three days to leave the country. The Trump administration said it would not obey. Arguing Migiro is no longer Venezuela's legitimate president a potential showdown was avoided when the foreign ministry suspended, the expulsion, the president's son-in-law could be in the crosshairs of House Democrats, congressman Elijah Cummings the top democrat on the house oversight committee said that his wide ranging investigation into the White House's process for issuing security clearances explicitly covers Jared Kushner, Kushner's appliques. For a top security clearance was reportedly turned down by two career specialists, citing questions about his family's business his foreign context and his foreign travel, but their decision was then reportedly overruled by their superior coming said, he expects the White House to produce all of the documents and interviews his committee has requested at the White House, Jon decker, Fox News. It's going to cost you more. If you're sending a letter in the US postal system or stamps, which can be used anytime.
"venezuela" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"Venezuela's military is throwing its support behind. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro dealing a significant blow to the US effort to back a parallel government. And also, the author -tarian leader countries defense minister says the military will oppose any effort to remove a Madero who began a second six-year term this month after elections last year, there were widely regarded as a sham one Guido. A thirty five year old lawmaker who was recognized by the US and other countries as the country's legitimate president formally asked the US for emergency humanitarian aid to ease shortages of food and medicine secretary of state, Mike Pompeo says the US is ready to provide assistance as soon as logistically possible. United States is ready to provide more than twenty million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela. These funds are to help them cope with a severe food food and medicine shortages and other dire impacts of their country's political and economic crisis. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has now ordered all non emergency US diplomatic staff to leave Venezuela. The decision marks and about-face for Pompeo who declared on Wednesday night that he would keep US embassy staff in the country. It's eleven minutes after the hour coming up the nasty surprise that. You may face at tax time. Twenty four seven three sixty five you're up an atom every day. So you don't want something like Medicare Part.
"venezuela" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"That's my number tweet. Please follow me on Twitter at Walsh freedom. You won't be disappointed. I'll keep you. I'll keep you entertained. I don't know how much I'll educate you or inform you on Twitter. But if you follow me on Twitter, I know for certain that I will. I'll entertain you. Venezuela. What a mess, right? As as the country of Venezuela. Continues to pretty much fall apart under socialism. And that's what it is. No way round it. We've got a. A failure in socialism experiment. Plain out right in front of us in real time. Right down in Venezuela. I think I read yesterday they are. People rent caskets when their loved ones die. They rent caskets to use for the service. And then after the service they give the casket back in their burying their loved ones in plastic bags. Thank you. So she'll listen. That's what's happening right now. And you know, the deal the story you've got people eating cats and people breaking into to eat zoo animals and. Grocery store shelves empty you. You know, the deal toilet paper can't be found anywhere. It is a it is a crumbling. Country killed by socialism. An an socialism does kill. That that system that political and economic system. That makes this false promise that you give us all your money. In government will take care of all of your needs. Doesn't work will never work. Destroys people kills people. And that's what's happening right now as we speak in Venezuela. Well, Al as that's happening right now in Venezuela. The citizens of Venezuela. Are really resenting the six year old gun ban. That the government of Venezuela imposed on its people six years ago stripping citizens of their weapons. And now the people are a little ticked off about that six years ago. Venezuela takes away their guns havi are Venegas. He's a teacher in Venezuela. He's now exiled in Ecuador. He said guns would have served a vital as a vital pillar to remain a free people, or at least able to put up a fight the government security forces at the beginning of this debacle knew they had no real opposition to their force wants things were this bad. It was a clear decker declaration of war against an armed population. Now back in two thousand twelve under the direction of then president Hugo Chavez. The Venezuelan national assembly enacted, the control of arms munitions and disarmament law with an explicit aim to quote disarm all citizens the law took effect in twenty thirteen with only minimal pushback from some pro democracy opposition figures banned, the legal commercial sale of guns munitions all. Accept government entities. Disarmed everybody. Except the government. Now that year that first year there were only thirty seven or quarterback, Terry gun surrenders. The majority of seizures more than thirteen thousand were by force. So by force the government of Venezuela took their guns back. Shabazz dies in two thousand fourteen. Maduro at the helm nNcholas Maduro at the helm. He carried through on this disarming of the citizenry policy. The government invested more than forty seven million dollars dirt poor country. They invested forty seven million dollars enforcing this gun ban. Which has since included displays of public weapons demolitions in the town square. Great our cola on Fox News is website describing all of this a former gun store owner inside Venezuela. Obviously speaking anonymously. Toll Fox News. He's been relegated only selling fishing supplies since the ban. He can't sell any type of weaponry, even slingshot. And he made sure to reiterate the point that even BB ammunition in air, soft guns are only issued to police and military officers. The citizens in Venezuela. Cannot own guns the punishment. If you carry if you own Carey or sell a weapon twenty years behind.
"venezuela" Discussed on KOMO
"And komonews dot com venezuela is holding a presidential election tomorrow but it comes at a time when the country is collapsing shortages of food water and medical supplies plus hyper inflation and a corrupt political system have led to widespread violence and hundreds of thousands of venezuelans fleeing their country all while president nicolas maduro tries to consolidate power joining me now is paula llamas she's an anchor from k u n s our sister station and univision affiliate here in seattle you are from venezuela current and so what's your take on this i mean it's got to be tough for you i'm sure you still have family back there here in the united states looking at what's going on in your home country actually yes and unfortunately in venezuela we have this situation since many years ago almost twenty years ago and every single time is worse and worse and worse and now he's like a pressure cooker did so with the elections coming up on sunday most of the people in most international observers are saying that this election is a scam what can you expect to happen what change can you expect to come i don't know what will happen after our sunday whatever happened i know that people will be keeping fighting i i can't imagine what it's like to look at this from afar it is hard it is super hurt most of our country welcome every single one has a struggle in their countries like spain in their moments are portugual venezuela fleeing single one that was escaping violence or things things they were going to finish up because it was a little paradise and that point every single one is leaving the part is because it's a hell on earth wearing the bracelet of the venezuelan flag with the yellow red and blue stars there and you're still holding out hope for your country yes tallied sign i think every single spoiler country this weekend we'll have or hard there down there are they doing okay.