Liveblog: Aristóbulo at the National Assembly

The vice president went to the National Assembly to request the renewal of Maduro's National Economic Emergency Decree. Our Liveblog coverage is now concluded.



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  1. I would ask the following to Ari: If DolarToday is responsible for 70% of inflation, the government is responsible for 30%, right? Thirty percent of 2015 official inflation is 54%. Is a 54% inflation acceptable for the government?

  2. What if the govt allowed a system for the free unencumbered sale – purchase of dollars from private sources , what would the price of the dollar in such a market be ?? would it be lower than the dollar to day quotation …??, is there a valid economic reason why such kind of market not be allowed to exist….??

    • There’s no economic reason it wouldn’t exist, because there’s no economic reason behind the dollar monopoly the government holds in Venezuela, it’s always been a political policy, a political weapon to strip opposition from any income to finance any activism against chavizmo, and a means to extert control over the population through the destruction of the country’s economy.

      When is the people going to understand that chavismo destroyed Venezuela ON PURPOSE?


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