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R4V: 7.32 million Venezuelans have left, 84% of which migrated to Latin American countries.
Trump drags Venezuela into the Republican Primary (yay)
We know he just throws around crap like this for the sake of good TV, pero mano. This is some incendiary maga fodder.
The Unitary Platform issued “strong statement” rejecting Trump’s comments, saying that el petróleo es de los venezolanos. Don’t know if this was even necessary, since this is just classic Trumpian chronic verborrea.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Venezuela this week
Also, Cuba and Nicaragua (Tyranny Co.). It should be no surprise, since Iran is one of Venezuela’s key business partners. It surely seems like an opportunity to iron out the relationship, after El Aissami’s fall from grace.
From the PRR
“The tone of the Capriles campaign suggests one of two options. First, and the most simplistic approach, is that it’s a poorly thought out primary campaign based on a misunderstanding of what it takes to win the opposition primary: hardline opposition voters will likely carry more weight than dissatisfied chavista voters, and therefore the candidate who can mobilize more of the former has the upper hand against a candidate that’s focused on the latter. A strategy focusing on dissatisfied chavista voters makes sense in the presidential election, not in the opposition primary, a fact that leads to the second option: Capriles is not campaigning for the primary but for the presidential election, because he doesn’t expect the primary will happen and that he’ll find a way to be the consensus candidate. We believe the second option is the more likely explanation for his strategy.”
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Venezuela’s Never-Ending Fuel Crisis
Long lines at gas stations have become routine for cities across Venezuela, but you know that the country’s fuel tank is really in échame once the shortage reaches its protected capital: Caracas. By the time the alarms are raised, usually the rest of the country is at the point in which they’ve been waiting in line for days. Btw, the stories of your tía’s whatsapps saying that we’re still sending fuel to Cuba are true.