…the volume of Bitcoin trade in Venezuela has risen sharply.
A recent initiative was the opening of Monkeycoin.
Laughing out loud…
My heart is saddened about what is reported from Venezuela.
The possibility that the lack of food and medicine is threatening a community is an atrocity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were among the world leaders to be greeted by Chinese President Xi Jiping before attending a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and China’s victory in the War of Resistance against Japan in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Thursday.
After hours of questioning, more humiliation for Spain’s Rodrigo Rato.
The former economy minister’s bank accounts have all been frozen as part of a money laundering investigation.
President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, commented on the sanctions issued Monday by the U.S. government to Venezuelan officials. “Nothing is out of context,” he said.
He also warned that the U.S. plans a “military strike” against Venezuela.
I also note the important distinction that President Maduro made was his respect for the American People but the need to protect Venezuela from the U.S. government coup and terrorist threats…
Maduro needs money fast as the six-month, 56 percent plunge in oil has derivatives traders betting there’s a 75 percent chance that Venezuela will default in a year and 97 percent probability that it will happen within five years. -bloomberg.com
Europe no longer needs to rescue Greece as the country has lost its “systemic relevance” to the eurozone and its power of political “blackmail,” a senior German lawmaker said
Yet again a war is declared against children and the young. Forty three percent of Gaza’s population is aged 0-14 and just under twenty one percent, 15-24. (Index Mundi, 2013.) Thus sixty four percent, 0-24.
As Israel trades on eternal victim status whilst murdering neighbouring, fellow Semites with seeming legal impunity, stealing land, obliterating homes, nullifying history preceding even the coming of Christ in the land of his birth, the UN bleats weakly, as ever, of “concern” and “regret” some countries have had enough.
Three people were shot to death Wednesday during protests in different events in the state of Carabobo, northern Venezuela, which rise to at least 24 the death toll in the protests against the government of Nicolas Maduro, local authorities said.
[“snipers” fired at the people.. Sounds similar to Ukraine’s Coup d’etat!]