The Success of Socialism: Part 12 — Children are dying of malnutrition in #Venezuela

From The New York Times: As Venezuela collapses, children are dying of hunger For five months, The New York Timestracked 21 public hospitals in Venezuela. Doctors are seeing record numbers of children with severe malnutrition. Hundreds have died. By Meredith Kohut and Isayen Herrera | December 17, 2017 Hunger has stalked Venezuela for years. Now, …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 11 — Leaky roofs

Bleak photos of daily life in poverty-stricken rural villages in North Korea. See gallery: https://t.co/1tsgc9tB4Z pic.twitter.com/BrpVCYif9E — IBTimes UK (@IBTimesUK) December 2, 2017 And the article, from International Business Times: Bleak photos of daily life in poverty-stricken rural villages in North Korea Ed Jones captures a world far from the gleaming skyscrapers, wide boulevards and …

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The Success of Socialism: Part 5 And here I thought that socialist governments were supposed to make things better for the common people!

We have written about Venezuela’s economic crisis previously, and things are only getting worse. From CNNMoney: Venezuela’s currency is in ‘free fall’ Venezuela’s currency continues to collapse. by Patrick Gillespie | @CNNMoneyInvest | November 29, 2016: 10:30 AM ET Just in November, the bolivar has lost 55% of its value. It’s the latest sign of …

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The Success of Socialism Will the Western left ever learn?

From CNNMoney: Venezuela’s oil giant warns of default next week by Patrick Gillespie | October 18, 2016: 11:42 AM ET Venezuela’s government-run oil giant — the country’s largest source of cash — is warning that it could default on its bonds as early as next week. Petroleos de Venezuela S.A., or PDVSA, failed to get …

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