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The economic disaster in Venezuela caused by tumbling petrol prices — oil production is the main industry — is also behind an environmental one. Lake Maracaibo, which sustains the Añu indigenous group, is being contaminated by oil spills and the leaky drilling infrastructure, all made worse by rampant gas smuggling. Special correspondent Nadja Drost and videographer Bruno Federico report.

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The foundation holding up Obamacare is built on "subsidies. Does the title's logic then indict that program as well?

This is really about a corrupt Government control of a resource taken from a fragile environment. Not at all what the title implies.

The USSR did the exact same thing under Communism. As did the Chinese. So did many utopian communists nations of Africa. Why would the Venezuelan model be any different?
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The foundation holding up Obamacare is built on "subsidies. Does the title's logic then indict that program as well?

This is really about a corrupt Government control of a resource taken from a fragile environment.

The USSR did the exact same thing under Communism. As did the Chinese. So did many utopian communists nations of Africa. Why would the Venezuelan model be any different?
No its proof that subsidies, for what ever reason including health care are disastrous for any government. Its not just comies, but its here, its in europe it all over the world. Look at everything we subsidize

The United States of subsidies: The biggest corporate winners in each state

You know we do have a term for that here its called crony capitalism, and it happens everywhere. But what do I know you all claim I am a crazy lib anyway
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No its proof that subsidies, for what ever reason including health care are disastrous for any government. Its not just comies, but its here, its in europe it all over the world. Look at everything we subsidize

The United States of subsidies: The biggest corporate winners in each state

You know we do have a term for that here its called crony capitalism, and it happens everywhere. But what do I know you all claim I am a crazy lib anyway
Perhaps you missed my sarcasm as well as my standing position on Subsidies.

I despise them.
I despise carve outs
I despise affirmative action
Our Gubmit was not constructed to interfere with freemen. It is supposed to manage Defense, housekeeping and a justice system. Subsidies put a thumb on the scale. Innocent in it's well meaning self. But very subject to politics and Cronyism.

That said the video in the OP was about ecological disaster, perhaps cause by subsidies, via the mechanisms I just explained. Government management of economic and mineral assets.

Under socialism, and or Communism, the people are suppose to hold title to these assets. That is the attraction that feeds the revolution that puts a few in power over these assets. And subsequently, the people themselves. All for the benefit of the people.


But it never, I mean NEVER, works out that way

Your second link, slipped in later, was more to the point of the title. Perhaps one of us is confused.
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