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Socialism: Venezuela taxing the air you breathe

Venezuela breathing tax

There is something to be said about every socialist paradise in the history of socialist paradises: they always run out of other people’s money. And when they do, stuff like this happens: the biggest international airport in Venezuela is charging a fee for the right to inhale clean air. As BBC correctly notes, we’re used to a seemingly endless range of taxes and surcharges ... Read More »

Venezuela expels 3 US diplomats: ‘Get out of here!’

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Three US diplomats have been accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of plotting with the country’s far right to sabotage the national electric grid. In a scathing TV address, the socialist leader told the diplomats to leave within 48 hours. Maduro, who canceled his visit to the UN General Assembly a week ago over an unspecified ‘US plot’, said he ... Read More »

Venezuelan president denied travel through US airspace

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told media that an aircraft carrying President Nicolas Maduro was denied travel over Puerto Rico’s airspace. President Maduro’s flight, which was en route to China, was forced to find an alternate path according to Jaua, who denounced the act as “an act of aggression.” “We have received the information from American officials that we have ... Read More »

Venezuela and Nicaragua offer asylum to Edward Snowden

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega

Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport evading US attempts to extradite him. The Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, and his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daneil Ortega, made the asylum offers on Friday, shortly after they and other Latin American leaders met to denounce the diversion of a ... Read More »

Venezuela and Denmark also reject GMO

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Two more countries have taken a bold stand against genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), according to new reports. The South American nation of Venezuela is currently in the process of crafting legislation to bar transgenic seeds and crops from entering the country, while biotechnology giant Monsanto has completely withdrawn all of its business efforts from the European nation of Denmark, where food ... Read More »

Venezuela looking to ban GMO seeds

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The new legislation would protect small and medium producers, favour the use of seeds for the environment and human health, and the creation of an institution working on the topic. Venezuela is going forward in the defintive elaboration and approval for a law guaranteeing security and sovereignty against the threat of transgenic seeds, said Socialist deputy Alfredo Urena. Urena said ... Read More »

‘They want me dead!’ Venezuelan president claims US murder plot

Nicolas Maduro

Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro believes there is a US plot to assassinate him during his election campaign. He called on his followers to be “vigilant” and warned conspirators want to prevent his victory in next week’s election. Presidential candidate Maduro pointed the finger at the former US Ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich and the ex-ambassador to the Organization of ... Read More »

Venezuela to probe Chavez cancer death conspiracy

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Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro placing a sword that belonged to South American liberator Simon Bolivar on the coffin of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, on March 8, 2013. Venezuela is to formally investigate suspicions late President Hugo Chavez’s was afflicted with cancer after being poisoned by foreign enemies, the government said. Acting President Nicolas Maduro vowed to set ... Read More »

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has passed away at the age of 58 following a two-years-long fight against cancer and a severe respiratory infection. His untimely demise raises serious questions about the future of the oil-rich regional power. The president of Venezuela died on Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced. “It’s a moment of deep pain,” he said, accompanied by senior ... Read More »

Currency wars: Venezuela devalues its currency by 46%

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While the rest of the developed world is scrambling here and there, politely prodding its central bankers to destroy their relative currencies, all the while naming said devaluation assorted names, “quantitative easing” being the most popular, here comes Venezuela and shows the banana republics of the developed world what lobbing a nuclear bomb into a currency war knife fight looks ... Read More »