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Venezuela Goes To The Polls

Life in Venezuela continues to be turbulent. President Maduro won a small majority in elections last Sunday. His last-minute attacks on the opposition seem to have paid off at the polls. Maduro used the state-controlled media to paint the economic woes of his country as the result of an economic war waged by the United States against Venezuela.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2013/12/venezuela

http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2013/12/venezuelas-local-elections

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/12/maduro-survives-venezuela-electoral-test-20131299371326255.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/09/us-venezuela-election-idUSBRE9B707720131209

And this is what 50 + per cent inflation does to your economyhttp://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/spaces/world-s-most-expensive-cities-for-foreign-workers-014251972.html

This is a late addition to the post– updated June 9, 2014…which shows how entrepreneurial Venezuelans would be if government restrictions and crazy economic policies would allow them…http://finance.yahoo.com/news/venezuelan-prostitutes-making-killing-doubling-155947318.html

This is yet another update — February 2015…things continue to get more desperate in Venezuela:

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/soviet-humor-protest-venezuela

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