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El crepúsculo del chavismo

A mediados de 2014, cuando el presidente Nicolás Maduro había logrado extinguir con una brutal represión la oleada de protestas denominadas #LaSalida, su gobierno comenzó a discutir un programa de ajustes para remediar la crisis económica que ya era imposible negar. 88 more words

South America

Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals

By morning, three newborns were already dead.

The day had begun with the usual hazards: chronic shortages of antibiotics, intravenous solutions, even food. Then a blackout swept over the city, shutting down the respirators in the maternity ward. 64 more words

South America

Thanks To Venezuelan Socialism, A Burger Costs $170

“How bad is inflation in Venezuela? The country’s disastrous dalliance with lefty-economic theories has not only led to hospitals lacking basic medical supplies, like soap, food, and electricity, but burgers that now cost $170. 52 more words


Tu hogar no existe

Hace poco, chateaba con un amigo a través de WhatsApp, suelo comunicarme con mi familia y amigos con cierta frecuencia, a pesar de estar lejos de ellos. 148 more words


Price of corn flour in Venezuela rises by 900 per cent

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

CARACAS (AFP) – Venezuelans on Tuesday (May 24) woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour – used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine – has risen by 900 per cent. 219 more words

Current Affairs

Venezuela, where a hamburger is officially $170

This is from Yahoo News.

This will be America under Bernie Sanders.

It will also be America under Hillary Clinton.

Caracas (AFP) – If a visitor to Venezuela is unfortunate enough to pay for anything with a foreign credit card, the eye-watering cost might suggest they were in a city pricier than Tokyo or Zurich. 530 more words

Fjord and Glacier in East-Central Greenland

On May 19, 2016, NASA’s IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, crossed Greenland to fly central glacier flowlines in the east-central region of the country. 38 more words

Miguel Angel Ortega Gonzalez