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John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.
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Scotty Chainsaw
Scotty Chainsaw Vor Stunde
Wow, John Oliver, you were completely crushed by this video. de-vid.com/video/video-pRahnxKXyOM.html
chill bane
chill bane Vor 6 Stunden
Ahh socialism... Its funny.
pale blue dot
pale blue dot Vor 8 Stunden
Maduro diet Is even better when you realize A Maduro is a fried plantain
burns83
burns83 Vor 23 Stunden
If you care about whats really going on /watch?v=_fV-C1Ag5sI&list=FLBL3mob1Sfc4xrje53cMuqQ&index=3&t=0s
John Casper
John Casper Vor Tag
I do not find this tv show funny at all it is fucken childish, it misrepresents and discredits countries or leaders because its political orientation. This guys is just a clown fudging on things. Why does not he talk about the US interfering other countries policies,overthrowing dictators and putting their puppets into power, conducting dirty businesses with dictators etc.. Why do not you talk about the magic triangle of the UK,Izrael, and The usa you buffoon.
samlerf
samlerf Vor Tag
Empire Files debunked you, you fucking War-Criminal
Andrew Workman
Jonestown Juice Cleanse is my favourite thing today
justanotherweirdhumanbeing
9:11 "... making up missing revenue by simply printing more money... " * heavy german breating *
Alan B'Stard M P
Alan B'Stard M P Vor 2 Tage
J O spruiking the corporate line
Remus Muresan
Remus Muresan Vor 2 Tage
I love Oliver but his wrong. Our economical sanctions that Oliver DIDN'T mention made things 10 times worse ! Also, US asked the cock sucking Saudi terrorists to intentionally dump millions of barrels of oil in market so the oil prices would collapse and thus Venezuelans revenue cut in half. In exchange the US would give the Saudi terrorists weapons and fighter jets to compensate for lost revenue due to low oil prices . That is the FUCKING truth about why Venezuela is in trouble. Not to mention that Venezuela has billions of dollars setting in US banks because our government refuses to let them have it even tho is money for oil that Venezuela already delivered. In conclusion , our government is worse then Maduro because it is capable of starving an entire nation just because they don't like one person. Fucking war criminals !!!!!!
Honey Lemon
Honey Lemon Vor 2 Tage
My aunt is an eye doctor, she lives in Cuba but has to be on motions to Venezuela to help people there, she says everything is extremely bad. She can’t even leave where she is staying at because of Cuban hating groups who might kill her.
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar Vor 2 Tage
When you just want some free healthcare, but then oil prices drop
Gabriel Gimenez
Gabriel Gimenez Vor 3 Tage
I really like this guy, but to say that the US doesn't have anything to do with Venezuelan situation, or almost the whole sub continent's breakdown is a little naive. Like training the supreme courts of Brasil and Argentina to basically destroy opposition leaders on claims of corruption... Just to get even more corrupt leaders in power. Kind of the seventies, but with judges and media instead of army and torture
Joel Smith
Joel Smith Vor 2 Tage
It has basically nothing to do with the events of the last few years. For the US to set up cold war witch hunts is shameful I agree but it doesn't have much direct relation to most of Venezuela's economy being dependent on oil, the printing of money and the utter theft and corruption that happened under Maduro.
Gabriel Gimenez
Gabriel Gimenez Vor 2 Tage
+Joel Smith I'm not referring to sanctions, I'm talking about the coup attempt at 2002, and the whole US enforced, cold war South American policies. It was pretty brutal here. I understand it's not important for you guys, but over here its a big part of our history.
Joel Smith
Joel Smith Vor 2 Tage
The sanctions never started until after the country was already in shambles. It's basically a conspiracy theory to think it was the cause.
Ronnie Loco
Ronnie Loco Vor 3 Tage
that is what happens when the gov't walks on you
Ronnie Loco
Ronnie Loco Vor 3 Tage
called socialism dumb ass
Fallen Feathers
Fallen Feathers Vor 4 Tage
I love how she said “honey”, she’s so chill.
Halina Koval
Halina Koval Vor 4 Tage
Thank you! 💛💙❤️🇻🇪 I hope this nightmare ends soon and the reconstruction of Venezuela commences soon.
veronica wicker
veronica wicker Vor 5 Tage
The UN hired an expert to assess Venezuela and write a report. The report said that the economic crisis was a direct result of 20 years of US sanctions and direct theft of money in US and European banks. The US has trained operatives to spread propaganda in Venezuela and to fund opposition. We cannot say the US government's hands are clean.
Shaurya Tiwari
Shaurya Tiwari Vor 4 Tage
Sources?
Nate Davies
Nate Davies Vor 6 Tage
Following the oil price graph with the alive and dead graph was perfect. PERFECT.
Hotblack
Hotblack Vor 6 Tage
I love you John and as a fellow Brit love how you give a different slant on things for the US audience but how could you make such a completely false statement like "it's actually not our (The USA's) fault" but then go on to say that the "Trump administration has imposed some sanctions and is considering more but if they are not extremely careful, those could wind up causing even more hardship” No shit! What do you think US sanctions do? For those that don't know, they are designed to starve the poor until they revolt against their government. It's a template the US have used over and over again when they want regime change (and that countries oil). Also don't forget the International banks refusal to lend more money to Venezuela and how much influence the US has over these banks. Not USA's fault? get real. C-, must try harder.
Hotblack
Hotblack Vor 2 Tage
+J. ____ USA's debt is 22 Trillion and Venezuelas is 150 Billion, a tiny fraction in comparison. Sure the mismanagement/corruption and hyperinflation are making things almost impossible to solve but let's not be naive. As everybody knows, Venezuela has the worlds largest oil reserves so COULD buy it's way out of debt given time and the will to do so. The US sanctions and US controlled international banks (lets not fool ourselves as to who's pulling the strings) are putting the squeeze on an already squeezed economy. USA wants the oil and will do all it can to get it, as it has always done.
J. ____
J. ____ Vor 3 Tage
"Also don't forget the International banks refusal to lend more money to Venezuela" no that's not the USA's fault. That's banks not wanting to lend more money they'll never get back. Why? Because socialism is about spending money and when you spend all your money you cant payback debt. Take a look at the USA's debt and we don't even have a lot of social programs.
Natalya
Natalya Vor 7 Tage
Can you imagine having all of your savings = practically 0 because of inflation? It is absolutely horrible. I am so sad for these people.
gio32ph
gio32ph Vor 7 Tage
BS! 90 percent of whats happening to Venezuela is US related
Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly Vor 7 Tage
"You know Venezuela, right?" (glances nervously at camera) "I've heard of it.." 😂😂😂😂 Ignoramus
Central Star Wars
But is not socialism, five minutes later : Prices control, monetary expansion, more and more government state companies... Is exactly what socialism does but is NOT socialism......
Fook Spam2death
Fook Spam2death Vor 8 Tage
Jon Oliver should go live in Venezuela and try his first amendment rights with the people.
Yve Bella
Yve Bella Vor 8 Tage
Bottom line is Hugo Chávez FUCKED UP VENEZUELA and here we are.
Yve Bella
Yve Bella Vor 8 Tage
Venezuela has been ruled by a communistic dictadorship NOT socialistic. WE need arms to get rid of that mother fuker maduro and his bands of murderers. WE want a FREE VENEZUELA!
Lil Leslie
Lil Leslie Vor 8 Tage
A big part of Venezeula's problem only relying on the oil reserves to support their economy.
J234
J234 Vor 9 Tage
You should do an episode called venezuela update. Btw colombians didn’t find the colombia part funny.
vegastjg
vegastjg Vor 9 Tage
Sassy Popeye ftw!
Ace Windu
Ace Windu Vor 9 Tage
Degenerate!
Joyful Sorrow
Joyful Sorrow Vor 9 Tage
I wonder what the sea gulls are trying to tell us, then? Stop throwing litter maybe, and chasing us away from food? Who knows.
Constant Chaos
Constant Chaos Vor 9 Tage
Sailor socialism 2020
WinstonSmith6
WinstonSmith6 Vor 10 Tage
Atlas shrugged.
some crazy American
I love how so many people seem to think when anything goes wrong in a country that follows socialism that it's instantly socialism's fault, and they never stop to think "Wait, maybe the insane person who is running the government is the one that's doing terribly, and not the political theory they trying to follow"
The AoC Gamer
The AoC Gamer Vor 8 Tage
Well maybe it's because Socialist countries don't all have great track records and Socialism breeds the kind of corruption we see in places like Venezuela. I am NOT saying Capitalism is perfect because it is not. But, here in the U.S we aren't experiencing mass blackouts and needing to wait in line for food or toilet paper unless your area just experienced a Hurricane or a disaster similar to that.
Benjamin Roberts
Benjamin Roberts Vor 10 Tage
well that was disturbing, i dont remember john being a well hung black gentlemen and could have sworn Venezuela wasnt a sickly lookin transsexual ferry wearing assless chaps backwards... slightly confused, maybe i got hacked? maybe my roommate has some issues but no option sounds pleasant (boo?!?) did i just say that or did i think it? maybe someone poisoned the waterhole? (suicide is basically telling God "Fuck you, i quit") can someone teach me to tie a noose?
William Robbins
William Robbins Vor 11 Tage
funny and all but, if you did your research you'd know the crippling embargoes, sanctions and international economic pressure brought on by the US and its corporate interests are the reason for said inflation and fuck'n yeah,14:10 "America has done some awful things in Central and South America, we've backed coup attempts, juntas and atrocities" Why is this shit happening? Could it be...hmm, you said it yourself, THE LARGEST OIL RESERVES IN THE WORLD, so not our fault?! You're a dick Jon Oliver.
Enthused
Enthused Vor 11 Tage
Socialism is synonymous with severe mismanagement. Fool yourself into believing otherwise if it makes you feel better, just please don't vote.
Dan Drago
Dan Drago Vor 11 Tage
DEMOCRATS AND LIBERALS ARE GETTING NERVOUS THAT SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM ARE BEING PROVEN TO BE FAILURES. Too bad the last 2,000 times that socialism failed couldn't teach you liberals anything....
orçun
orçun Vor 11 Tage
i would like to got burned buy sassy popeye
Susanna Beyme
Susanna Beyme Vor 11 Tage
de-vid.com/video/video-M19-NL348Ys.html very disappointed in you and team, John
killerjhul
killerjhul Vor 11 Tage
Maduro Diet! 🤯🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂
ZantherY
ZantherY Vor 11 Tage
Giotta love how our Transatlantic cousins seem to enjoy suckin' establishments' cock while sodomizing Americans collective arse!!
dUsTjUnKy2000
dUsTjUnKy2000 Vor 11 Tage
It's become increasingly apparent that being a socialist requires such a staggering ignorance of economics that it's actually a kind of miracle in it's own way.
Egalitarian Ethos
Egalitarian Ethos Vor 12 Tage
10:17 exactly the American government diet because they stop shipping embargo and close Venezela president's bank account.
Luis Naranjo Zeledón
An utter twat like John Oliver reinforce the idea that socialism is actually good.
Manu
Manu Vor 12 Tage
I went to a conference around 1/2 years ago with this Venezuelan man that was able to leave Venezuela that was going around the world to let people know about the situation there because nobody was talking about that. He said how people were starving and how it became dangerous because a lot of people became criminals to survive but he even said about how some police officers became criminals that would kidnap people so that the families would give all the money thay had to have back their family members and that it was hard to make escape his family from Venezuela but luckily there are even good Venezuelan police man and good people that are trying to help. I hope the situation will become better soon thanks to the work of the good people that still exits and are doing their best to make things go better and fight this insanity.
Mathieu Schrurs
Mathieu Schrurs Vor 12 Tage
de-vid.com/video/video-_fV-C1Ag5sI.html ..... John is truly NOT progressive. He is just another puppet of the US machinery
Ostentatiousnessness
“When powerful leaders die, they become birds” Somewhere out there is a bird that was once FDR who enjoys those old style long cigarettes
Son of Israel
Son of Israel Vor 13 Tage
Venezuela is a socialistic heaven. USA should go this way too. Wote democrats for 2020!
Augustin Cîrjan
Augustin Cîrjan Vor 13 Tage
Good quality but lame propaganda, John!
Sergio Satélite
Sergio Satélite Vor 14 Tage
Liberal white guy begins report with a brown president eating a banana: you know what follows is a totally honest, accurate, non-racist treatment of his subject matter. Had he done this to ANY brown or black celeb IN the US he wouldn't have his job.
Strategic MesSager
Strategic MesSager Vor 15 Tage
de-vid.com/video/video-ii5MlQgGXyk.html&list=WL&index=150
Otokogoroshi
Otokogoroshi Vor 16 Tage
The girl with the beret is my hero.
Rebecca B-G
Rebecca B-G Vor 16 Tage
I love John O., but he's pushing the regime change narrative in this show. Disappointing.
Lairton Gomes
Lairton Gomes Vor 14 Tage
go to venezuela
mezac4
mezac4 Vor 16 Tage
If sanction have nothing to do with the crises of the countries that refuses the intervention of corporation in their countries, I understand what is all this propaganda for.
Smokestack
Smokestack Vor 16 Tage
I fucking love the female popeye lol. I've never seen what I though was two idiots bumbling through a conversation recover into hilarity so quickly
John Millard
John Millard Vor 16 Tage
Yes Goverment run health care will destroy health care.
LIAM LIAMESQUE
LIAM LIAMESQUE Vor 16 Tage
He fails to mention the US sanctions and the gold the brits are keeping from Venezuela. John just doesn’t or won’t remember the 2002 US backed failed coup.
Scotty Chainsaw
Scotty Chainsaw Vor Stunde
+cgimofo lol de-vid.com/video/video-pRahnxKXyOM.html
Joel Smith
Joel Smith Vor 2 Tage
Most of the sanctions were done in the Trump administration after the fact. The one exception is when Maduro was killing people in protests and Obama punished some of their leaders which has 0 to do with them economically.
Jeremy Knaack
Jeremy Knaack Vor 10 Tage
He.... DID mention the sanctions. And the coup attempt was 15 years ago.
cgimofo
cgimofo Vor 14 Tage
+Patrick Kelly And Trumptards use "alternative facts" right? de-vid.com/video/video-VSrEEDQgFc8.html Go back to fingering your sister redneck.
Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly Vor 14 Tage
Liberals don't like facts, my guy.......
Gree 007
Gree 007 Vor 17 Tage
When you realize that Saran huessein is probably flying around as some child’s parakeet...
Sy Tyson
Sy Tyson Vor 17 Tage
NPC
the honest Orange
the honest Orange Vor 17 Tage
Just quit glorifying corruption dude. I can respectfully disagree with you up until the point that you glorify communism. Just go back to England with the rest of those cowardly savages. You'll be near other animals that have a lot in common with you. Commie Traitors aren't welcome here
Celeste Inman
Celeste Inman Vor 18 Tage
Turns out you are wrong on this one, John. US sanctions were a big part of crippling their economy and helped create the "humanitarian crisis" that we are now ready to address with force. We have been funneling money to support an uprising for a decade now.
Cooper the Agender Waterbender
de-vid.com/video/video-_fV-C1Ag5sI.html just gonna leave this here
Andrew Carper
Andrew Carper Vor 18 Tage
John Oliver cites Transparency International USA when stated that Venezuela was a corruptly run country... Well Transparency International (founded and based in Germany) stripped accreditation from Transparency International USA for corruptly targeting countries as a means to an end. www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/transparency-international-strips-us-affiliate-of-accreditation/
Andrew Carper
Andrew Carper Vor 18 Tage
John Oliver, you have last my respect. Venezuela only improved under Chavez, and now the U.S. is trying to over throw their very democratic government. You should be ashamed of yourself.
james88
james88 Vor 18 Tage
Stop calling Denmark socialist then USA is south Canada.
james88
james88 Vor 18 Tage
Or north Mexico
Zeutrus Bd
Zeutrus Bd Vor 18 Tage
This episode debunked: de-vid.com/video/video-_fV-C1Ag5sI.html
Zeutrus Bd
Zeutrus Bd Vor 18 Tage
"It's not USs fault" I guess the sanctions were just wished into existence by unicorns.. -_-
Unknown
Unknown Vor 18 Tage
They have the oil, they get death and toil.
Angel Santos
Angel Santos Vor 18 Tage
Your writers are way off, so bad off, shame on you guys. Not one real fact smh!!!
Mustafa Shams
Mustafa Shams Vor 18 Tage
THINGS THAT JOHN OLIVER LIED ABOUT OR REFUSED TO SHOW: Americans had their Saudi Allies intentionally drop the price of oil. The people barred from running were either done for because of corruption, coups attempts, or plans to assassinate Maduro. Venezuela has been accepting aid from a lot of countries, just not the US because it has been known to use aid to sneak in arms into South American countries before. The US has backed the Venezuelan opposition and even backed the 2002 coup attempt against Chavez. A lot of the food shortages are being caused by private companies refusing to sell food because the government would force them to sell it at cheaper prices. The changes the the government were fully constitutional under the constitution set up by Chavez and the opposition boycotted the new national assembly. The members of this new national assembly were all democratically voted in as well. John Bolton has gone on Fox News to talk about privatizing the oil industry in Venezuela and getting deals with Shell and Chevron.
Mustafa Shams
Mustafa Shams Vor 18 Tage
+KatyushaRockets This is the same fucking bullshit lies the media and right parroted when trying to invade Iraq and Libya. America doesn't give a single fuck about the civilians, but instead, the black gold beneath their feet. Don't believe me, listen to what Bolton and Trump have said about Iraq and Venezuela. If trumped up charges include major corruption, assassination attempts, and failed coups, then idk what trumped up charges means to you. It is also stupid to blame the government for the private companies refusal to sell their goods at lower prices. If they sold their food at higher prices people would starve as well, this time because they can't afford it. None of these problems should ever be escalated to invasion or regime change in any nation. Anyone who wants "regime change", which is just code for privatizing oil for Chevron and Shell, is a hypocrite since the US, right now, supports the majority of the worlds dictators and some of the biggest sponsors of terrorism.
KatyushaRockets
KatyushaRockets Vor 18 Tage
America did not force the Saudis to do anything, the issue was that OPEC knew the oil spike was causing issues to the global market, thus making it problematic for their investments in other markets; which on a side note, is why Chavez was fucking stupid for not investing into other spheres of industry and even selling off what industry was there in Venezuela. The people barred from running were prevented on trumped up charges, much like how Maduro's thugs tried to intimidate many politicians that show any signs of dissent. The current elections are a farce because of this, and the majority of Venezuelans dont even vote because of the failure of democracy. In regards to the private companies not sellings goods at cheap prices; if anyone in maduro's sphere thought rationally they would realize the demand outways the need to create price controls, as now what you have is inflated costs for food and a black market thats even worse. This is a failure of both Socialism, Chavezism, and ignorant Anti-Americans. People are starving and you idiots are pointing the finger at the wrong person; and let's say even if Anti-Maduroist are the bad guys, wouldn't it be morally responsible to step down in order to help feed the hungry majority?
Mustafa Shams
Mustafa Shams Vor 18 Tage
Iraq War happening all over again, but this time with an even less justified claim this time.
Ryan Lynch
Ryan Lynch Vor 19 Tage
Why not talk about how they have no Gun rights and now are getting slaughter by their own government as they try to get food from aid.......
Dennis Tesolat
Dennis Tesolat Vor 19 Tage
A good explanation about Venezuela de-vid.com/video/video-QCddGxVEuEY.html
SUPERSPAM808
SUPERSPAM808 Vor 19 Tage
Shame on you Jon Oliver, for promoting misinformation
chill bane
chill bane Vor 19 Tage
But socialism is supposed to be a paradise.
Xavi Forde
Xavi Forde Vor 19 Tage
Saying the US has no blame for the crisis is unbelievably misinformed.
Maboy Vanturee
Maboy Vanturee Vor 19 Tage
I KNOW THAT YALE ECONOMIST (i mean, not in person but...)
MrRaph543
MrRaph543 Vor 19 Tage
PROPAGANDA BULLSHIT - THE DESTRUCTION OF VENEZUELA BY AMERICA - WATCH AND LEARN: de-vid.com/video/video-QCddGxVEuEY.html
Malcolm Ball
Malcolm Ball Vor 19 Tage
Sorry...…..I am so ashamed that this Dick bag is from my Country...….!!!
Timothy Keeney
Timothy Keeney Vor 19 Tage
Man, this is such bullshit, its disgusting. The US is ABSOLUTELY at fault for what is going on in Venezuela; they have outright killed the price of oil by getting their Saudi d-bag buddies to over produce and drop the price. In addition, the help they are sending IS guns for oppositionists; thats why he takes aid from other countries, just not the USA. This is nothing but US propaganda
Juan Aguilar
Juan Aguilar Vor 19 Tage
Fez!!
Erroneous Monk
Erroneous Monk Vor 21 Tag
Venezuela - a sneak peek into the future of the United States. Thanks, Bernie and AOC!!!
Abia Tanusubroto
Abia Tanusubroto Vor 21 Tag
To the Venezuelans in the comment section. Could you take a look at this Dutch show addressing the situation in Venezuela: de-vid.com/video/video-5T0wo6DjX_M.html English subtitles should be available! Curious for your thoughts. Mind you that this segment was published over a year ago, long before the latest developments. Nevertheless, we're with you Venezuela! - The Netherlands
Camilo Corrada
Camilo Corrada Vor 21 Tag
14:20 how did the oil price drop??
Random Person
Random Person Vor 21 Tag
John Oliver is so fucking stupid
Tatt Ben
Tatt Ben Vor 21 Tag
Awhat socialist counties look good John And don’t say Scandinavia because they are not socialist countries
Peter Stavrides
Peter Stavrides Vor 21 Tag
The cause of Venezuela’s economic plight is due to the low price of crude oil, sanctions and financial blocks that prevent this country from securing loans: loans to purchase insulin, dialysis equipment and the likes. John Oliver, please do read the U.N. report written by Alfred Isaiah concerning his recent visit to Venezuela.
billytheweasel
billytheweasel Vor 21 Tag
Sanctions against Venezuela, On November 1, 2018, President Trump issued E.O. 13850, setting forth a framework to block the assets of, and prohibit certain transactions with, any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to operate in the gold sector (or any other sector of the economy as determined in the future by the Secretary of the Treasury) or to be responsible or complicit in transactions involving deceptive practices or corruption and the Venezuelan government. On January 8, 2019, pursuant to E.O. 13850, the Trump Administration sanctioned 7 individuals and 23 companies for involvement in a corruption scheme involving Venezuela’s currency exchange practices that generated more than $2.4 billion in corrupt proceeds. Sanctions on PdVSA On January 28, 2019, pursuant to E.O. 13850, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated PdVSA as operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin determined that the company was subject to U.S. sanctions. As a result, all property and interests in property of PdVSA subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons generally are prohibited from engaging in transactions with the company. At the same time, OFAC issued general licenses to allow certain transactions and activities related to PdVSA and its subsidiaries, some within specified time frames or wind- down periods. Transactions with two U.S.-based PdVSA subsidiaries, PDV Holding, Inc. (PDVH) and CITGO Holding, Inc., are authorized through July 27, 2019, and PDHV, CITGO, and other U.S. companies are authorized to import petroleum from PdVSA through April 28, 2019; payments for these transactions benefiting PdVSA must be made into a blocked account in the United States. Several U.S. companies with operations in Venezuela involving PdVSA are authorized to continue their operations through July 27, 2019. Additional Financial Sanctions In addition to targeted sanctions against individuals and companies, President Trump has imposed broader economic sanctions on Venezuela because of the government’s serious human rights abuses, antidemocratic actions, and responsibility for the deepening humanitarian crisis. In August 2017, President Trump issued E.O. 13808, which prohibits access to the U.S. financial markets by the Venezuelan government, including PdVSA, with certain exceptions to minimize the impact on the Venezuelan people and U.S. economic interests. The sanctions restrict the Venezuelan government’s access to U.S. debt and equity markets. Among the exceptions are transactions for new debt by CITGO, owned by PdVSA; transactions by U.S. owners of certain Venezuelan/PdVSA bonds on secondary markets; financing for agricultural and medical exports; and short-term financing to facilitate trade. In March 2018, President Trump issued E.O. 13827, which prohibits transactions involving the Venezuelan government’s issuance and use of digital currency, digital coin, or digital token. The Maduro government launched a cryptocurrency known as the petro in February 2018 in an effort to circumvent sanctions. In May 2018, President Trump issued E.O. 13835, which prohibits transactions related to the purchase of Venezuelan debt, including accounts receivable, and to any debt owed to Venezuela pledged as collateral. U.S. officials assert the action was intended to deny corrupt Venezuelan officials the ability to improperly value and sell off public assets in return for kickbacks. Policy Considerations As Venezuela’s political and humanitarian crisis has deepened over the past two years, the Trump Administration at times indicated it was considering broader sanctions, such as an embargo on certain U.S. exports to and/or imports from Venezuela (e.g., oil) or a prohibition on financial transactions with PdVSA, as occurred with the sanctions imposed on PdVSA in January 2019. On January 23, 2019, several days before the imposition of the sanctions, the United States recognized Juan Guaidó, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, as the country’s interim president and ceased to recognize the “Maduro regime” as the government of Venezuela. Although Venezuelan oil exports to the United States have been declining, sanctions on that trade still could affect the U.S. economy, particularly Gulf Coast refineries that process Venezuelan crude oil. A complicating factor in the sanctions on PdVSA is that the company owns CITGO, which operates three crude oil refineries, three pipelines, and numerous petroleum product terminals in the United States. Some analysts also maintain that the stronger sanctions on PdVSA run the risk of exacerbating Venezuela’s difficult humanitarian crisis, which already has been marked by shortages of food and medicines, increased poverty, and mass migration. Some maintain that economic sanctions should be accompanied by efforts to foster a negotiated solution leading to free and fair elections. Also see CRS Insight IN11024, Venezuela: U.S. Recognizes Interim Government; CRS In Focus IF10230, Venezuela: Political and Economic Crisis and U.S. Policy; CRS Report R44841, Venezuela: Background and U.S. Relations; CRS In Focus IF11029, The Venezuela Regional Migration Crisis; and CRS In Focus IF10857, Venezuela’s Petroleum Sector and U.S. Sanctions. Mark P. Sullivan,
Michael Purser
Michael Purser Vor 22 Tage
Hey! I'm a proud bird ^V^
Robert McGarry
Robert McGarry Vor 22 Tage
1:16 except Israel. You know because of their genocide against Palestine.
Richard Coppock
Richard Coppock Vor 22 Tage
So basically in a nutshell socialism is a failed economic theory that never works.
Daumier
Daumier Vor 22 Tage
Colombia is actually trying to help Venezuela and has taken millions of refugees so the joke about cocaine and corruption is completely out of place. Only an english ass would spit such a uninform pearl.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
It's because they aren't Norwegians. They have no sense of the common good. Venezuela: Just another shithole country.
JulianHunt1
JulianHunt1 Vor 23 Tage
The real story: de-vid.com/video/video-_fV-C1Ag5sI.html&has_verified=1
Naz K
Naz K Vor 23 Tage
You guys are a pathetic group of socialism apologists. Disgusting, evil people. How can this man still be taken seriously? Crack a few jokes about starvation shall we bud?
Liv x
Liv x Vor 23 Tage
I usually agree with John on basically everything but in these circumstances I have to disagree with a few things that he has said. The US has been pro-capitalism since the beginning of their country and has always sought to destroy socialism and communism no matter what country it's in. Notice how the Cold War was only between Russia (and some of their much smaller socialist allies such as Cuba) and the US rather than between capitalist countries and socialist countries. The US has had it out for Venezuela ever since they became socialist and are now taking advantage of a nation without any actual authority.
Kreeslak Tube
Kreeslak Tube Vor 23 Tage
20 minutes of yanke propaganda (sorry oliver your script writers sold you), debunked in 40 minutes, you are welcome de-vid.com/video/video-_fV-C1Ag5sI.html
Reacher
Reacher Vor 23 Tage
This video is a YEAR OLD!!! It’s not new. The country has been going through this since 2014 and getting worse every year!! It’s not always because of the US. Sorry to disappoint you.
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