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22 Sep 2023, 8:12 am

Venezuelans are flooding the border into the United States. Somehow the Drug Cartels have some influence over when and how many try to cross, but this situation certainly can't help but make Joe Biden look bad no matter how he actually reacts to it.

But consider how hard it is to travel from Venezuela to the United States, and people are bringing little kids with them. You'd have to be absolutely desperate to attempt if, so life in today's Venezuela must be a living hell. For many years, the US government has treated Venezuela like a pariah state and openly supported opposition leaders there.

Needless to say, the average American knows diddly squat about what's actually happening in Venezuela, all they know is that refugees from there (typically called "economic migrants") pose a threat to the American way of life.

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03 Oct 2023, 5:45 am

I'm going to bump this thread just to say that I'm perplexed as to why nobody seems to care about this. Nowadays most people trying to cross illegally into the US are from Venezuela. You'd think people would want to understand.


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03 Oct 2023, 5:50 am

I am from the UK, so I don't really know much about Venezuelan refugees and thus cannot really contribute to the thread. Maybe it is a gap of knowledge for some people who might otherwise have contributed to the thread.



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03 Oct 2023, 6:59 am

Well...supposedly Venezuela's economy collapsed some years ago because of the crazy policies of the ruler, Hugo Chavez, and his successor. Once better off than their nieghbor Columbia (for decades torn by wars and by drug cartels), and because Venezuela has oil. Now its worse off. And thats the reason these refugees are leaving Venezuela...for any where...even to Columbia.

One Venezuelan Refugee to the US from circa 2015 is this young lady, who makes Utube vids.


https://youtu.be/XhIFr6e8EBI?list=PLzQCe-aodNwiRU4ZNLQcuPc8izK-0MN-h


https://youtu.be/Jh7YV4HaBhE