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Arrests in Venezuela following protests over swelling lines for basic goods

Tuesday, January 13th 2015 - 07:30 UTC
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At least a dozen protesters arrested in Venezuela remained in jail and masked assailants burned a bus overnight amid scattered unrest over swelling lines for basic goods, activists said. Read full article

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  • BOTINHO

    Notice those empty shelves in the picture ?

    That will be the fate of China's $20 Billion loan: It will evaporate and disappear.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Part of it already has, to offshore accounts.
    I sense a bus crash coming soon.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 08:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Of course it is everyone else's fault.
    Could not possibly be economic mismanagement by the lefty government.
    Or could it?

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 08:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    HAve you seen the line?

    The bare shelves in markets?

    And finger printing in order to make a restricted 2 trips weekly to the market.

    The pinnacle of South American leadership and it's ultimate goal.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 12:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • commonsparrow

    Socialism = Shortages. But they knew that already.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 05:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    We all suspect where this is going to end up, don't we?

    Blood in the streets and all that it will entail.

    Unless of course the Military take over?

    Where is ilsen when you want him?

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The bus driver has been paying the military big time, hence no interruption of the office of el presidente'. I hate to condone a coup but something needs to be done and soon.
    He packed up his best suit.....thickest knee pads and largest neck bib and doing what south american leaders seem to know well and do best. begging and BJ's.
    From what I read........Saudi should have been numero uno on his visit list.....not China, Iran than Saudi. Anyway.....I understand that the Minister if Finance told the bus drive......“never again shall you see $100 oil......at least in your lifetime”.

    I thought that was interesting. Sore knees, sore ass, sore jaw and nothing to show fr it.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    50,000 Cuban troops are there already, keeping Maduro in power. I suspect that is the only reason he is still there.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    Didn't the French revolution start as a result of starvation? Oil Oil everywhere and not a drop to sell.

    Jan 13th, 2015 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Boa is projecting 3 digit inflation and perhaps 4 if changes are not made soon. The...Food Czar said the 20 hour wait in lines proves there are no shortages otherwise people would not be in line. Maybe his plane crashes en route home.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 01:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Demantoid Garnet

    @7 - That's really good... and regarding the price of oil staying less than $100 a barrel for a while, yes, yes it will.

    However, when the Minister told Maduro, “never again shall you see $100 oil.... at least in YOUR LIFETIME” (emphasis added), that may not be too long from now.

    Best wishes to all!

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 09:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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