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Old 08-21-2018, 11:27 PM
 
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Geez, poor Venezuela can't get a break. I was in Colombia last week and one morning the news was reporting how the lights were out in Caracas the night before and people were pissed off about it and protesting on the streets.

Chile and Ecuador just closed their doors to Venezuelan refugees. A lot of them are stuck in Colombia.
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Colombia is recieving a record amount of Venezuelans on a daily basis. I saw a report about Venezuelans in Cali and some other smaller city, I forget the name but there were a bunch of Venezuelans camping out on a soccer field.

My heart goes out to the people of Venezuela right now.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I was staying at my relative's house in the Armenia area last week and the downstairs portion is being occupied by a Venezuelan family who had fled their country last year. They went to this town, and opened up a small business in the downstairs apartment which they are renting.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:52 PM
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Unless all Venezuelans flooding en masse into Colombia are starting businesses, expect real wages for unskilled labor to either grow slower than usual or decline. Which areas or cities will feel this pinch the highest depends where the mass of Venezuelans are settling.

This influx of people is good news for Colombia's upper class. An oversupply of labor always benefits the business owners and shareholders, because as real wages decline, real income at the top skyrockets. It's basically a transfer of wealth from the poorest inhabitants to the richest.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Agreed.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:25 PM
 
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e settlingThis influx of people is good news for Colombia's upper class. An oversupply of labor always benefits the business owners and shareholders, because as real wages decline, real income at the top skyrockets. It's basically a transfer of wealth from the poorest inhabitants to the richest.
Not if it creates more unemployment leading to crime and kidnappings. Colombia emerged from that not that long ago and Venezuela is riddled with crime. Brazilians are already protesting about this.
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Not if it creates more unemployment leading to crime and kidnappings. Colombia emerged from that not that long ago and Venezuela is riddled with crime. Brazilians are already protesting about this.
Colombia emerged from FARC, but not from your garden-variety street crime, of which there's still a lot.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Brazil expels Venezuelans from border town.

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/201...mmigrants.html
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Brazil expels Venezuelans from border town.

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/201...mmigrants.html
And Chile and Ecuador have also closed their doors to Venezuelans.
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