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    Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Venezuela’s opposition agreed to meet tomorrow with President Nicolas Maduro as anti-government protesters and security forces clashed in Caracas for an 11th straight night.

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    U.S. President Barack Obama, on a visit to Mexico Feb. 19, condemned the violence in Venezuela. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a statement late Feb. 21 urged Maduro’s government to ends its efforts to “stifle dissent.”
    “The Venezuelan government has confronted peaceful protesters with force and in some cases with armed vigilantes claiming to support the government,” Kerry said. “This is not how democracies behave.”
    Maduro yesterday called Kerry’s statement “insolent” and an “aggression,” adding that he remains willing to exchange ambassadors.

    “What is unacceptable is for you to stick your nose in Venezuela’s sovereignty, Kerry,” Maduro said on state television. “Yankee go home!”

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    The central bank’s scarcity index last month rose to a record 28 percent, meaning that more than one in four basic goods was out of stock at any given time.

    “Venezuela is headed toward an economic debacle and the government is trying to cover it up by repressing the protests,” Capriles said. “We are going to convert these protests into the biggest social movement in the history of Venezuela.”

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    What a punk Maduro is....I think the US should just say fine, and withdraw all aid, and trade with the country, and tell this little thug that he can explain that to the people.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a punk Maduro is....I think the US should just say fine, and withdraw all aid, and trade with the country, and tell this little thug that he can explain that to the people.
    Venezuela tried out socialism and, surprise of surprises, it didn't work. Now, the US needs to just step back and let the Venezuelans figure it out for themselves. The problem is, Venezuela has oil and, therefore, their economic woes will contribute to the world's economic woes, at least to some degree.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Venezuela tried out socialism and, surprise of surprises, it didn't work. Now, the US needs to just step back and let the Venezuelans figure it out for themselves. The problem is, Venezuela has oil and, therefore, their economic woes will contribute to the world's economic woes, at least to some degree.
    Not if we took pro active steps right here in America to develop our own vast oil reserves to compensate for the minor amount of oil Venezuela produces....And before you go off in a tangent about how we don't have that oil, I have already said we should cut Venezuela off of all aid, and stay out of it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Not if we took pro active steps right here in America to develop our own vast oil reserves to compensate for the minor amount of oil Venezuela produces....And before you go off in a tangent about how we don't have that oil, I have already said we should cut Venezuela off of all aid, and stay out of it...
    Oh, I know we have that oil. Don't you remember the conversation about why we don't ust drill our way to energy independence?
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Fund the protestors and supply them with materials in exchange for a percentage of control over the Orinoco Belt when they assume power. Win-win.

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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh, I know we have that oil. Don't you remember the conversation about why we don't ust drill our way to energy independence?
    Oh, did you think I agreed with you on that discussion?
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, did you think I agreed with you on that discussion?
    No, but I think we did agree that the US has plenty of oil. As I recall, the points revolved around he world price of oil and the costs of recovering our oil.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    No, but I think we did agree that the US has plenty of oil. As I recall, the points revolved around he world price of oil and the costs of recovering our oil.
    Right after that part I listened to an interview of one of the employers in nd at the oil field ... He didn't sound like all this was too expensive. In fact he said they need to hire 400 people immediately.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Right after that part I listened to an interview of one of the employers in nd at the oil field ... He didn't sound like all this was too expensive. In fact he said they need to hire 400 people immediately.
    That shouldn't be too hard, with the unemployment what it is. It sounds like they are, in fact, exploiting U. S. oil.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That shouldn't be too hard, with the unemployment what it is. It sounds like they are, in fact, exploiting U. S. oil.
    Private lands. But weren't you saying it'd be too costly?
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