Friday, April 11, 2014

When Insanity Becomes Normal - Venezuela



At this point it isn't clear what any of us outside of Venezuela can do to help those inside the country - and this has been hard for me to stomach. Perhaps one of the best things I can do is to provide emotional support.




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Rampant inflation triggers nationwide strike in Argentina

A nationwide 24-hour strike, called by the powerful CGT Union, brought large parts of the country to a standstill, public transport came to a halt, flights were canceled, hospitals provided emergency services only and rubbish was left uncollected. Many schools and businesses also remained shut.

The strike also affected the ongoing soybean harvest, practically halting operations in the city of Rosario, a major export hub. Argentina is the world's number-three soybean exporter and the world's top supplier of soymeal animal feed.


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