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The nationof 31million is descending into chaos a situation so desperatethat HIV and cancer patients aregoing without treatment andparents aresurrendering their hungry children to orphanages. But the government is doubling down on efforts to portray an alternative reality. ForVenezuelans, each day bringsa new barrage of propaganda on state media depictinga country that few of them recognize.

There may be a buy canada goose jacket calculated logicto the official denials. Humanitarian crises have been cited in the cheap Canada Goose past to justify canada goose coats military action, including incursions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Canada Goose online Fueled cheap canada goose in part by the Trump administration and Sen. Marco Rubio (R Fla.), as well assome cheap canada goose uk Latin Americandiplomats and politicians, talk appears to be growing of a possible outsidemilitary solution to Venezuela’s plight.

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“It’s immoral what they’re doing denying the crisis,” said David Smilde, a Venezuela expert at Tulane University. “But from canada goose black friday sale their point of view, they have a huge motivation to not admit the extent of the crisis and therefore offer a compelling argument for military intervention.”

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The communications minister said the fact that more tweets Canada Goose Outlet are circulating about a “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela than about one in Syria, where there is an outright war, pointed toan organized “fake news” campaign. He also suggested that Venezuela’s socialist system remainsan enviable draw for myriad people in the region.

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“The fabricated migrant crisis is provingto be a lie,” Maduro said lastmonth.

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In his most vulnerable moments, Maduro has appeared to recognize his mistakes. In August, he announced new economic policiesdesigned to fix “past errors.” He has conceded that the state oil company, PDVSA, has been on the verge of collapse and has jailed officials he said were responsible.

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