Venezuela

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NotOnTV

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Thoughts and prayers to the good people of Venezuela. When we visited Chile last year we saw a bunch of Venezuelan street performers in Santiago who were for the most part brilliantly talented. We must've handed out $150 in tips in an afternoon. Our guide also said that Chile is benefiting from the influx of Venezuelan professionals like physicians, engineers, and other scientists and said they are having a considerable net positive effect on the economy and culture, but she also said they want to go home to rebuild the country once better leadership is installed..

We were really happy with how stable, clean, and friendly Chile was.
 
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Interesting move by the Trump administration to recognize the new guy as president. There is always such a fine line to walk in these things from the outside. Get too directly involved and be seen as an invader or meddler, but stay hands off and bad things happen. I don't agree with a whole lot this administration has done, but this seems to be a pretty good move, particularly with Russia getting more involved.
 
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Interesting move by the Trump administration to recognize the new guy as president. There is always such a fine line to walk in these things from the outside. Get too directly involved and be seen as an invader or meddler, but stay hands off and bad things happen. I don't agree with a whole lot this administration has done, but this seems to be a pretty good move, particularly with Russia getting more involved.
And it's hard for him to get any political flack over the decision since Canada is in lock step on this one.
 
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Interesting move by the Trump administration to recognize the new guy as president. There is always such a fine line to walk in these things from the outside. Get too directly involved and be seen as an invader or meddler, but stay hands off and bad things happen. I don't agree with a whole lot this administration has done, but this seems to be a pretty good move, particularly with Russia getting more involved.
Totally agree. It’s the right move and the right time.
 

SLVRBK

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OAS, Brazil, Columbia, Chile and others have recognized Congress and Guaido as the only legitimate elected officials in Venezuela and the only officials they will deal with...unfortunately, Maduro will probably put him in jail or worse.
 

CocoCincinnati

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I'm kind of curious what liberals on this board think. I've heard at least one Dem member of Congress call this a right wing military coup sponsored by Trump. I literally laughed out loud. Surely that is an EXTREMELY minor opinion on the left, but nothing surprises me anymore.
 
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I'm kind of curious what liberals on this board think. I've heard at least one Dem member of Congress call this a right wing military coup sponsored by Trump. I literally laughed out loud. Surely that is an EXTREMELY minor opinion on the left, but nothing surprises me anymore.
I know that some outlets have painted this as reckless and made it appear that Trump did this without thought and the US is out on a limb all by itself when that isn’t the case at all.
 
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Hard to say what's going on behind the scenes that lead up to this, but I need to do a lot more reading before I can even have an opinion beyond my initial general take on it.
 

Rack

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Hard to say what's going on behind the scenes that lead up to this, but I need to do a lot more reading before I can even have an opinion beyond my initial general take on it.
So what is your initial general take on it? Curious...
 

Duke Silver

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Can't read due to paywall, but even if you call it "regime change," is it bad? I don't think so.
What gets me to agreeing with you is that it is 100% guarantee that Maduro didn't win the election. It was a stolen sham and the new dude is the rightful leader by vote of the people.
 
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Can't read due to paywall, but even if you call it "regime change," is it bad? I don't think so.
THat is so strange, I got right through without a subscription. Anyway, there were two articles, the first was more about the legal technicalities surrounding recognition of the new guy. The second had more meat, and discussed what some of our leaders such as Rubio have already been doing in preparation for this. Neither were really critical of the decision, just some background info.
 

Duke Silver

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THat is so strange, I got right through without a subscription. Anyway, there were two articles, the first was more about the legal technicalities surrounding recognition of the new guy. The second had more meat, and discussed what some of our leaders such as Rubio have already been doing in preparation for this. Neither were really critical of the decision, just some background info.
I could see them too.
 

StillwaterTownie

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Capitalism sucks like a splinter in your finger. Socialism sucks like a stick in your eye. Yet you liberals keep trying to find new ways to make the stick in the eye work while crying that the splinter is just too painful to deal with.
Yes, like you're so right how capitalism sucked like a splinter in your finger during the Great Depression. Not included in the video are people jumping off skyscrapers.