Caribbean islands warned as Venezuela collapses

Caribbean islands warned as Venezuela collapses

Venezuela mapPublished on May 17, 2016 – Caribbean News Now

CARACAS, Venezuela — The mayor of Chacao in Venezuela’s capital Caracas has warned that Caribbean islands and Colombia may suffer an influx of refugees from Venezuela if food shortages continue in the country.

Español Ramón Muchacho said that people have been reduced to hunting cats, dogs and pigeons for food.
“As hunger deepens, we could see more Venezuelans fleeing by land or sea to an island,” Muchacho said.

Venezuela saw a new wave of looting last week that resulted in at least two deaths, countless wounded, and millions of dollars in losses and damages, as desperation sets in among hungry residents and the country appears to be on the verge of complete collapse and chaos.

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US officials warn of possible coup in Venezuela

Posted:May 18, 2016  CARACAS, Venezuela — According to US intelligence officials, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is at risk of being ousted by his own military, as the country experiences widespread unrest prompted by severe food shortages, daily power outages, triple-digit inflation

 

 

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 05/17/2016 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Cyril. The future of South America grows bleak.

  • Albert  On 05/17/2016 at 2:07 pm

    The result of trying to create a socialist camp in Uncle Sam backyard. Venezuela has millions in its US equivalent of ghetto living in the hills outside Caracas. Could be a nightmare in Guyana if these desperate people begin flooding and squatting in our country.

  • Tulsie Das  On 05/17/2016 at 2:32 pm

    It’s pay back time, Venezuela is a second Guyana, when the dire straights forced thousand upon thousand of Guyanese to flee Guyana they were welcomed with open arms, now if they have to flee then they should be welcomed, no if and but.

    • E Joseph  On 05/18/2016 at 10:00 am

      They were not really welcomed, update your knowledge on the facts before you speak. However, Guyana has more food in the hinterland than they need. It would be a good thing to help. Also we need to start securing the Venezuelan border, the Ven. govt. can use this as a means to take over a part of our country.

  • Winston Yaw  On 05/17/2016 at 9:51 pm

    I think humanitarian aid of food for the venezuelan people would be a good idea, Mr Maduro should at least be willing to reinstate the deal of oil for rice that he maliciously cancelled when he thought that we needed him more than he needed us. Just remmember the SOB wanted to take away half of our country.

  • guyaneseonline  On 05/18/2016 at 4:56 am

    US officials warn of possible coup in Venezuela

    Posted:May 18, 2016 CARACAS, Venezuela — According to US intelligence officials, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is at risk of being ousted by his own military, as the country experiences widespread unrest prompted by severe food shortages, daily power outages, triple-digit inflation (read more)

  • walter  On 05/18/2016 at 8:38 am

    Greater forces at work here. Guyana should take the high road and do what they can to help, with the blink of an eye, tables turn, we back to square one.

  • guyaneseonline  On 05/21/2016 at 2:34 am

    Experts Warn Guyana Of Huge Refugee Crisis As The Venezuelan Economy Plunges

    The mayor of Chacao in Venezuela’s capital Caracas has warned that neighboring countries such as Guyana may suffer an influx of refugees from Venezuela if food shortages continue in the country.

    The mayor, Ramón Muchacho, said that people have been reduced to hunting cats, dogs and pigeons for food.

    “As hunger deepens, we could see more Venezuelans fleeing by land or sea to an island,” he said.

    Venezuela saw a new wave of looting last week that resulted in at least two deaths, countless wounded, and millions of dollars in losses and damages, as desperation sets in among hungry residents and the country appears to be on the verge of complete collapse and chaos.

    Similarly when the eruption of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, the world came to face the largest wave of forced migration in recent history. What began as a small-scale internal displacement problem quickly escalated into a large-scale crisis, one that spilled across borders into neighboring countries. As of October 2015, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and other neighboring countries host more than four million Syrians refugees.

    As of 2015 the Venezuelan population was at 30,933,000 and experts predict a 9% mass migration towards Guyana’s borders which can translate to upwards of 3,000,000 illegal migrants on Guyana’s doorsteps. The economic pressures caused by the influx of Syrian refugees on countries such as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, Iraq are substantial.

    Guyana being a small economy will soon have to manage the effects of their unstable next-door neighbours.
    source: http://guyanapress.com/experts-warn-guyana-of-huge-refugee-crisis-as-the-venezuelan-economy-plunges/

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