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Venezuela's problems are because it's “too capitalist” says new Economy czar

Friday, January 8th 2016 - 11:46 UTC
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President Nicolas Maduro is doubling down on his existing economic policies with the appointment of a young leftist hardliner to head the country's dilapidated economy, setting the stage for confrontation between the ruling socialist party and the newly powerful opposition. Read full article

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  • yankeeboy

    That guy looks like a typical socialist slumdweller.

    There's talk of FAMINE this year in Venezuela.

    Yeah, double down.

    Starve out the Socialist that will solve a lot of the problems.

    Maybe that's been the plan all along

    Statism/Socialism always leads to Famine.
    Always.

    Jan 08th, 2016 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    What a stupid twit.

    While Oils was really valuable any sensible countries put a % of the money generated by production aside for a “rainy day”.

    Blame everyone else for their economic woes.

    Not easy to keep animals if you live in a block of flats.

    They really are just clueless.

    Jan 08th, 2016 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Klingon

    Maduro finally found someone dumber than himself and agree's with everything he says.
    Maybe it's for the best so VZ will crash and burn, then they can rebuild from scratch.

    Jan 08th, 2016 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bisley

    These corrupt, socialist morons have destroyed a prosperous economy with their nationalization, control and thievery. Venezuela will not recover until the Chavistas are driven out of government, and people are free to manage their lives, businesses and property as they see fit. No government can manage anything as well as the individuals involved (even if they were trying to promote the general welfare, rather than increase their power and enrich themselves).

    Jan 09th, 2016 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Obviously a friend of Elvis Kissoff from Argentina...

    Jan 09th, 2016 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Wouldn't trust him with cleaning public latrines.....looks like he'd try to steal the contents. Definitely he and MADurine have a lot in common.

    Jan 09th, 2016 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • SaguaroJack49

    Like all socialists, this rube has but a superficial grasp of economics. He thinks he's so smart he can grab on the fly all the information he needs, which means he ignores whatever doesn't agree with his ideology. Hence, as all other of his ilk, he can keep coming up with silly “ideas” that have no chance in the real world.

    Meanwhile, people suffer because of his Olympian arrogance & obamaian ignorance.

    Jan 10th, 2016 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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