Socialist Venezuela in the News

Here are headlines on what has been going on in socialist Venezuela — and I will keep added to this list so ignore the initial date of this posting:

Ricardo Hausmann on the Venezuelan Tragedy
The Financial Times has an excellent interview with economist Ricardo Hausmann on the Chavez and Maduro-created tragedy that is Venezuela. HT2 Timothy Taylor, aka, the Conversable Economist.

Socialist Policy Tanked Venezuela’s Economy, Not Falling Oil Prices
Socialism is why Venezuela’s economy is so much worse than other oil-dependent nations.

How’s Socialism Doing in Venezuela?
A video from Prager University.

Venezuela’s Descent Into Chaos Buries The Left’s Hopes Of ‘Good Socialism’
Our glitterati’s favorite socialist paradise has, like so many similar experiments, become a murderous den of oppression and privation.

Venezuela’s Chaos Is the Logical End of Democrats’ Vision for America
Philosophically consistent Democrats, if given enough power for a long enough period, would likely destroy the U.S. economy in much the same way the socialists of Venezuela have.

The Latest Stolen Election in Venezuela
Maduro’s regime seeks to establish a one-party state.

NEVER FORGET: Leftists Gushed Over Venezuela’s Horrific Socialist Dictators
It’s worth noting that the American Left praised both Chavez and Maduro for decades as halcyons of humanitarian redistributionism.

Socialism Has Destroyed Venezuela
[I]n a country where many young people are still enchanted by the Bernie Sanders message of socialism and free stuff, not enough attention has been paid to this simple fact: that in the real world—a world where bad people say good-sounding things to voters and then proceed to steal other people’s stuff once they take office—Venezuela is what you get when socialist theories are actually put into practice.

Venezuela’s currency crumbles at dizzying speed
Venezuela’s money, the bolivar, is sinking faster and faster under an intensifying political and economic crisis that has left citizens destitute and increasingly desperate.

The Revolution Devours Venezuela
Venezuela is a woeful reminder that no country is so rich that it can’t be driven into the ground by revolutionary socialism.

Death Throes in Venezuela
Hyperinflation, food rationing, failed government-provided services are just a few of the endemic problems.

Venezuela on the Brink
The opposition fights President Maduro’s power grab as Trump administration imposes sanctions.

A Hero, a Turncoat, and a Trojan Horse Shake Venezuela
Tragedy and farce: The people starve, the attorney general denounces the government, and a Maduro loyalist hides in the trunk of a car to sneak into the Ministry of Justice.

Everyone Wants Toilet Paper. Why Doesn’t Venezuela Have Enough?
The don’t have enough food, either.

Why Venezuela Matters
Venezuela is one of the most unreported tragedies of our time.

What Venezuela Can Teach Young Socialists
Without the free market, socialists would have no way of determining the prices of anything.

Cry for me, Venezuela
The country is a human rights disaster of poverty, corruption, misery and epic mismanagement.

Venezuela’s self-made crisis
Its descent into dictatorship, civil war and chaos demands an immediate response.

Don’t Allow Lobbyist And Deceiving Voices Conceal The Truth About Venezuela
More than fifty days after mass civil disobedience began in Venezuela, more than 50 people have died at the hands of the government.

What Venezuela Can Teach Young Socialists
Without the free market, socialists would have no way of determining the prices of anything.

American media hiding socialism’s devastation of Venezuela
If you want a simple test to determine if a news source is in the fake news business, examine what it writes about Venezuela.

The Venezuelan Crisis is Due to Economic Ignorance
As the world watches with horror, the crisis in Venezuela continues.

Venezuela’s self-made crisis
Its descent into dictatorship, civil war and chaos demands an immediate response.

Victims of Communism Memorial Group Tells Networks to Stop Whitewashing Crimes of Socialist Venezuela
‘This is a humanitarian disaster and socialist policies are to blame.’

Venezuela’s Socialist Hellscape, Captured in 28 Horrifying Headlines
I wonder if Bernie Sanders still thinks this is a system worth supporting?

Socialist-Run Venezuela Descends into Chaos
Massive anti-government protests reach a tipping point.

On the brink of civil war, Venezuela’s President Maduro dismantles the remains of capitalism
The deepening economic crisis has left Venezuelans without basic necessities such as medicine and food, leaving Venezuelans sick, hungry, and desperate for change.

In Venezuela, looking more and more like civil war
Two days ago, the death toll in Venezuela’s gargantuan protests stood at three. Now it’s jumped to 20.

Venezuelan president to arm nearly half a million “militia” members
We have all of the components of an unfolding humanitarian disaster on display in Venezuela.

What Eastern Europe Can Teach Cuba and Venezuela
It appears that Venezuela is on the brink of collapse as it enters the fourth circle of statist hell.

Venezuela’s Breaking Point

Corrupt Venezuelan Regime Failing to Quell Humanitarian Crisis
Not too long ago, oil reserves and natural resources made Venezuela the richest country in South America.

VIDEO: Do Venezuelans Love Socialism?
American Democrats love socialism. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz spoke with a few of them before heading to Venezuela to find out how well socialism is working out for people there. The answer is, not so well.

Yes, the people of Venezuela are literally starving to death
Three quarters of the population has lost an average of nearly 20 pounds in body weight.

Venezuela Is a Ticking Time Bomb
The country’s imminent collapse will have far-reaching implications for the region.

Venezuela: From shortstops to asylum seekers
Why are they seeking asylum? It starts with a failed state, a country that does not work anymore.

The Venezuelan President’s Cruel Fantasy World
A desperate regime goes into propaganda overdrive.

Venezuelans are fleeing to Brazil for medical care, overwhelming its hospitals and morgues

As Socialism Shattered Venezuela, The Useful Idiots Applauded

Venezuela’s Bumbling Socialist Government Battles Social Upheaval
Maduro government turns to stealing currency from its impoverished citizens.

Venezuelans Protest Over Worthless Cash
Scattered looting as population is stuck with voided 100-bolivar notes.

Venezuela on the Brink

Corpses ‘Exploding’ in Decrepit Venezuelan Hospitals

The Lessons We Must Learn from Venezuela’s Tragedy

Hollywood Actors Hobnob with Maduro as Venezuelans Starve

I hope the Venezuelans didn’t have their hearts set on voting

Venezuela’s Crisis Is the Latest Example of Why Socialism Doesn’t Work

Venezuelan children fainting in school because they are hungry

Reports: Venezuelan Hospitals Keeping Newborns in Cardboard Boxes Due To Supply Shortages

Big-Government Presidential Candidates, Look at Venezuela

Venezuelans flying to U.S. to stock up on food, toilet paper

Lessons From Venezuela

Venezuela’s “Death Spiral”

Crowds surge into the streets to demand recall of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s socialist president labels planned opposition protest a coup

Crowds surge into the streets to demand recall of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Streets Fill With Angry Venezuelans, But Maduro Declares He’s Defeated ‘Attempted Coup’

Venezuela Gov’t Doubles Down on Policies Blamed for ‘Economic Disaster’

The exodus from Venezuela

Venezuela: Socialism Transformed It from Utopia to Hell on Earth

Venezuela’s Road to Literal Serfdom

Venezuela Builds a Wall
Once citizens taste the fruits of capitalism in freer countries, there is no turning back.

123,000 Venezuelans Cross Border Shopping for Scarce Food

Venezuela’s inflation is set to top 1,600% next year

Venezuela Has Made It Impossible to Run a Business (and Illegal to Stop)

In Venezuela, Meat and Chicken Are Only Eaten by the Socialist Party Members

A Socialist Les Miserables in Venezuela
A mob of starving people advanced on the presidential palace chanting, “We want food”. They were met by soldiers and police dispatched by the tyrant from his lavish palace decorated opulently with a golden sun, giant rock crystal mirrors, sparkling chandeliers and towering oil portraits.

How to Create Starvation in 2016

The food riots in socialist paradise Venezuela are escalating

Venezuelan Socialism Fails At Feeding The Children

‘Nazi-like Tactics’ Hinder Venezuelan Efforts To Pressure Government On Access To Food And Medicine

Causes of Venezuela’s Hyper-Inflation
Venezuela’s price inflation is and has been the highest in the world for three years.

Venezuela’s Crisis Is the Latest Example of Why Socialism Doesn’t Work
It seems the “Socialism of the 21th Century” is really no different from socialism from the past.

Socialist Self-Deception: Einstein and the USSR to Bernie Sanders and Venezuela

‘We can’t go on like this’: Shortages, economic crisis make Venezuela a nation of lines

Chile, Venezuela, and the Left’s Support of State Over Prosperity

Proof That Socialist Venezuela is a Godforsaken Hellscape Right Now

Venezuela Needs a Military Coup

Imagine No Possessions, Imagine Venezuela
John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ gave us a fantasy vision of socialism. Venezuela is showing us the brutal reality.

Venezuela’s Collapse Won’t Bury Appeal of Socialism
As “21st Century Socialism” Unravels, the Siren Song Remains

In Venezuela, Socialism Is Killing Venezuelans

Venezuela’s Slow Motion Apocalypse
Food, medicine, toilet paper, and electricity are vanishing.

Socialist paradise Venezuela isn’t doing so well

Incentives Matter: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Economics of Redistribution in One Image

Socialism in Venezuela: No toilet paper, TV, or long distance call service

Venezuela Can’t Afford to Print More Money: The Dark Joke of Hyperinflation

Image credit: Cartoon by A.F. Branco.