Tagged: Venezuela

You REALLY know your economy is in trouble when ……. - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Aug 04, 2015

you start to run out of beer!!From Vice News comes the news that Venezuela Faces Looming Beer Shortage in Dispute with Nation’s Biggest Brewer.Venezuela's largest food distributor on Thursday denounced the government occupation of a Caracas warehouse amid accusations that the company is hoarding goods.Soldiers took over the warehouse complex used by Empresas Polar late Wednesday … Read More

Venezuela should be rich, but its government has destroyed its economy - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Jan 26, 2015

Thats a headline from the Wonkblog at the Washington Post, which says it all.Matt O'Brien makes a simple but important point when he writes,It [Venezuela] should be rich. But it isn't, and it's getting even poorer now, because of economic mismanagement on a world-historical scale. The problem is simple: Venezuela's government thinks it can … Read More

Flooding, Landslides Force Millions out of Their Homes - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Dec 21, 2010

Can We Blame Climate Change for Flooding in Venezuela & Colombia? In recent weeks, the wettest rainy season in over 40 years has battered Colombia and Venezuela, with flooding and landslides claiming over 200 lives, forcing millions of people from their homes and inundating valuable agricultural crops. Over 1.6 million (nearly 4% of Colombia total population of 45 million) people … Read More