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« on: March 01, 2014, 11:41:05 PM »

It would appear that this was all triggered by the attempted rape of a student. How can such an isolated incident flare into nationwide unrest?

Students had been complaining about a big issue in the country, which is insecurity. Venezuela has the fifth-highest murder rate in the world, according to UN figures. So this is something that affects everyone - that many people recognize as a problem which affects them on a daily basis.

At the same time, there's also the economy, one of the other main concerns that led people into the streets. Venezuela has one of the highest inflation rates in the world - 2013 ended with 56 percent inflation. At the same time, there are shortages of basic goods, not only food staples such as milk and sugar, but even toilet paper, and, more worryingly, medicines. For example, we're hearing that there are very few medicines for cancer patients.

Traditionally, people say that the people belonging to the opposition belong to the middle and higher classes. But that would not make up 50 percent of the population, or close to 50. So there are definitely lower classes that now are starting to oppose the government. And that's mainly because they see that there are certain things that aren't working for them.

read more here - http://www.dw.de/venezuela-divided-in-two/a-17465281

What I find interesting is the inflation and crime aspect.  How many times have I heard that inflation is very low in the US?  The unemployment rate is always being reduced?

I see evidence of inflation ever day in the grocery store or at the gas pump.  Why doesn't the Fed see the inflation?  The ruling class, are they affected by inflation?   Perhaps inflation is a symptom of the lower class?  You don't experience inflation unless you are trying to work your way to a better life?

How can the unemployment rate be lowering if more people are unemployed?   Who is the getting all the jobs?  Where are the jobs?

College students in Venezuela waking up? 

Perhaps college students in the US will wake up?

All my posts are just my humble opinions.  Please take with a grain of salt.  Smile

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