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Old 12-07-2015, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Lets hope the country changes its direction.


Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela
Venezuela’s opposition won control of the National Assembly by a landslide on Sunday, delivering a major setback to the ruling party and altering the balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule.
The opposition won at least 99 seats in the 167-seat legislature, National Electoral Council President Tibisay Lucena announced after midnight. The socialist party won 46 seats and the remaining races have not yet been decided.

The streets of the Venezuelan capital of Caracas broke out in shouts of joy and fireworks after the partial results were announced. Opposition leaders had earlier claimed they won but gave no indication of the margin.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:17 AM
 
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Yet the Liberals are cheering for a self-declared socialist candidate in US.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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I work in Peru and my boss is Venezuelan (but emigrating to the USA) and she hates what Chavez and the Socialists have done to the country. The problems in Venezuela are substantial (crime, poverty, inflation, in a depression, etc) but hopefully, they can turn things around. Like so many other countries, Venezuela first has to get control of corruption and then start making good economic social decisions.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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There was a reason the socialists won in Venezuela in the first place. The poor and disenfranchised put them in power. High oil output maintained by OPEC especially Saudi Arabia for the express US geopolitical purposes of destabilising countries such as Russia and Venezuela predictably doomed Venezuela. If the new majority ruling power return to policies that made possible the rise of Chavez then in a few years time the Socialists will again regain a majority in the Legislative.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:49 AM
 
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I work in Peru and my boss is Venezuelan (but emigrating to the USA) and she hates what Chavez and the Socialists have done to the country. The problems in Venezuela are substantial (crime, poverty, inflation, in a depression, etc) but hopefully, they can turn things around. Like so many other countries, Venezuela first has to get control of corruption and then start making good economic social decisions.
Lot of them have already emigrated to US. Here in South Florida we have a city called Weston, which people call Westonzuela due to so many Venezualans. It's an upscale(ish) neighborhood where fleeing Venezuelans (with money) bought properties.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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Venezuela- poster child for what happens when you let a central govt run things.
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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They won't. The new party already pledged to keep all welfare programs intact.
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Old 12-07-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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They won't. The new party already pledged to keep all welfare programs intact.
Welfare programs are not their biggest problem. Europeans have welfare programs as do we, but unlike Europe and US, Venezuela went 'all in' with socialism, like the Soviets and Cubans did and decided to nationalize industries and private properties. That has always failed, and it has always led to shortage of everything, which leads to other issues like corruption and crime. VZ had 25 000 murders last year.


So, the people got tired of it, and now the opposition has the majority in their government. Lets see how the socialist president responds.
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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The "pink tide" is over in Latin America. The year 2015 will be remembered as the beginning of the end for Latin America's anti-American socialist regimes. The people have realized that stale rhetoric and tired old cliches about "Yankee imperialism", "Gringo go home", and "Socialismo o muerte" are not the solution to problems.

CFK and "Kirchnerism" in Argentina ... check
Maduro and the PSUV ... check
Dilma Rouseff and the PT ... check
Evo Morales ... stayed tuned
Daniel Ortega and the FMLN ... stay tuned
Rafael Correa ... stay tuned
and for the GRAND PRIZE, the Castro brothers ... stay tuned
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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All of the Venezuelans I work with are ecstatic and emotional but very happy with the results.
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