Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Keep on Rocking in the Turd World


Actually getting WORSE in second rate oil rent USD zombie Venezuela.

The tap in her apartment yields water only every two weeks. It comes out yellow. Her 8-month-old granddaughter is ill. And as Yajaira Espinoza, a 55-year-old hairdresser, made her way down the halls of Caracas university hospital on Friday, Zika cases evident in the rooms around her, a dense ash-filled smog enveloped the city. 
The lack of public order means attempts to alleviate the problems are going poorly. Water trucks dispatched to help reduce suffering from the drought, for example, are being routinely robbed. “Two or three times a week a water truck we send out is robbed,” said Tatiana Noguera, a water official. “The trucks get stopped by gangs who make the driver change the route and discharge the water in an area they control.” 
“The water is coming out very yellow, very bad quality,” said Ana Carvajal, an infectious disease specialist at the Universitario Hospital in Caracas. “We’re seeing an uptick in different illnesses, especially diarrhea. The lack of clean water is causing skin problems like scabies and folliculitis. There’s no medicine. All we can do is prescribe sulfur soap.” 
"We voted and we won," said Mendoza, the hairdresser, as she choked back tears. "But now we see that all has been for nothing."




11 comments:

Ryan Harris said...

When the leader of a personality cult government dies, it leaves a vacuum of power. Should Berniestas and Trumpets revolutionaries take power from the two party government that controls Washington DC, they should take note.

Simsalablunder said...

Turd world… Flint…

Matt Franko said...

Same thing involved at core in both cases Sims....

Matt Franko said...

idk Ryan I think they were done once their rent component was removed from the price of oil... now they are "out of money!"....

If this keeps going, we might finally see SouthCom given a big assignment....

Looks like Argentina is back and perhaps soon Brazil... next would be Venezuela but that might take actual direct military involvement...

If we are jettisoning the Saudi's/MENA, the Americas are going to need Venezuela fully functional for the oil.... we might need another 1 Mbpd out of them... they will never get there with the current USD zombie cabal in there... may need a different USD zombie cabal in there....

Bob said...

Venezuela should gone into banking, where incompetence and malfeasance gets you bail outs.

Six said...

They were screwed the moment they chose (or were chosen) to be our (or anyone else's) bitches. After that, it was just a matter of how it would all play out.

Ryan Harris said...

PDVSA is so broke, they can't afford to fix pipes with holes in them so they are allowing oil and gas to simply spew out of wells, into pipes that leak into Lake Maracaibo. Poor citizens rumoured to illegally tap the pipes too.
Out of USD money.
Out of Bolivars.
Out of Gas.
Out of Estuary Dolphins.

Crude oil naturally seeps into these ecosystems and is part of the landscape but not in these volumes where they poison mega-fauna rather than feeding micro-organisms. A monumental environmental disaster that was/is completely avoidable for a measley couple million dollars.

Tom Hickey said...

"We voted and we won," said Mendoza, the hairdresser, as she choked back tears. "But now we see that all has been for nothing."

This is the problem for the left. After they win, they either don't know how to govern economically (Maduro) or they cave to neoliberalism (Rousseff).

It's also the case, though, that the US and allies are making it as difficult as they can for nations that either reject or don't fully adopt the neoliberal paradigm as TINA.

John said...

Turd world? Poor countries are excrement, is that your meaning? If so, undeep shit.

Greg said...

Trouble is Bob in banking Venezuela would be competing against the New York and London crowds. How can you out fraud those boys?

As Bill Black has shown, when one person is successful using fraud all others will have to use it to stay up or they will perish.

Bob said...

Well, they have better weather.