The Guardian does not miss an opportunity to bring to light the Venezuelan people’s struggle have to face, publishing a photographic project where a part of Venezuela is exposed, without mentioning that one of those who finances the project is Edouard Carmignac, a well-known manager of vulture funds (I will not touch on the role played by vulture funds in making life hell for the peoples of the world, for example evictions).
But it doesn’t explain the reasons. In this article I will try to explain in a simple way the resistance of the Venezuelan people to the hybrid war they face. This is the description of The Guardian publication:
Venezuela’s lost prosperity – in pictures
Venezuela, The Wells Run Dry, a project by the photographer Fabiola Ferrero, explores the disappearance of the nation’s middle class. A prosperous democracy in the 1960s and 1970s, the country is struggling to extricate itself from a deep economic crisis. Ferrero travelled to places that were once symbols of prosperity, looking for the remnants of a vanished economic success story.
• Venezuela, The Wells Run Dry by Fabiola Ferrero, laureate of the 12th edition of the Carmignac photojournalism award, is presented in an exhibition at the Réfectoire des Cordeliers and Port de Solférino in Paris from 28 October to 22 November, and in a monograph co-published by Fondation Carmignac and Reliefs Editions
Why is Venezuela going through big difficulties but is great and comes out ahead?
The musician Roger Waters, British activist and founder of Pink Floyd, shares these words on social media that explain very well what is happening in Cuba and Venezuela and what the United States wants to achieve a change of regime through unilateral coercive sanctions that affect to the Venezuelan people.
He is interested in my house and he cannot buy it from me, it’s because I don’t want to sell it to him, nor do I want to rent or lease it. So you lock me up in my house, and you don’t let me go out to go to the supermarket, or the pharmacy, or the bank, and you don’t let them sell me car or motorcycle parts, and in addition to this they cancel my accounts and credit and savings cards.
After a while my relatives will get desperate, some will escape through the window… and from outside you will start shouting that I am incapable of running the reins of my house and that I am a dictator, that I make my family suffer… and then they are going to start saying that the government of my house is in CRISIS and that the neighbors will have permission to INTERVENE and KEEP ME OUT in order to attend to the HUMANITARIAN CRISIS of my family.
But yes… you will never say that what interests you is to keep my house. And that is why you put me in this CRITICAL situation with my family.
The resistance case Metro de Caracas
By sanctions, Spain and France, as the main providers of public service trains in Venezuela, stopped selling spare parts and maintenance services to Venezuela, as expected, the deterioration and service of the Caracas metro was shit, the country began a manufacturing and maintenance process for its railway fleet.
The workers of the Caracas Metro had to do something and with their own engineering they began to manufacture the spare parts, all made in Venezuela.
Previously, Venezuela paid France $6,000,000 for maintenance services, now $5,000,000 thanks the heroic people, about $250,000 per train and everything manufactured by Venezuelan companies.
Like the example of the Caracas Metro, there are hundreds in all sectors, Venezuelans have learned to be independent.
The economic sanctions and financial blockade against Venezuela began in 2015 and since then have been tightened with the aim of creating a social crisis in that country and forcing a change of government.
Figures: Damage to the VENEZUELAN POPULATION
- 40,000 people died between 2017 and 2018
- 80,000 people with HIV without antiretroviral treatment since 2017
- 16,000 people waiting for dialysis
- 16,000 people without cancer treatment
- 4 million with diabetes and hypertension without access to insulin or cardiovascular medicine
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MONEY STOLEN FROM VENEZUELA
More than 30 billion dollars from Venezuela have been stolen in banking operations by the US and the UK. While more than 4 million Venezuelan dollars are withheld in international banking.
- Bank of England: $1,359,000,000
- Citibank: €196,000,000
- Clearstream: €453,000,000
- North Capital: €238,000,000
- New Bank: €1,543,000,000
- Sumitomo: €415,000,000
And I can go on but I will make the article very long.
The Guardian: Venezuela’s lost prosperity – in pictures
Edouard Carmignac: “He puesto al alcance de los inversores todo tipo de mercados”
The other truth of the Human Rights Watch letter to Gustavo Petro thing you should know about