Most Venezuelans want the lockdown to be lifted, but many are ignoring the most important question: how to do it
Fuel shortage and lockdowns are reigniting the regime’s controlling instincts—and overwhelming the people’s capacity for survival
Among the rumors of what the regime can do to avoid the U.S. measures, some terrifying questions emerge. Without imported naphtha, how can PDVSA export any diluted heavy oil at all? What fuel could be then used by the thermoelectric plants? And how many days with gasoline and diesel do we have in this country?
2018 is seeing the dispiriting return of a sad year-end ritual: the pernil messaging wars. As we argue over who does or doesn’t and should or shouldn’t get a pork leg, can we just get one thing straight? The stuff the state hands out is NEVER a gift.
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