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Empire Files: Abby Martin in Venezuela: supermarkets to black markets

Originally published: Youtube on July 11, 2017 by Abby Martin (more by Youtube)

More from Abby Martin on the class struggle in Venezuela. We found the conversation with economist Pasqualina Curzio particularly interesting, given that U.S. observers rarely have access to such viewpoints given the media blackout. You can find more videos at Empire Files (FB | YouTube). —Eds.


Abby Martin talks to Venezuelans on the streets of Caracas and investigates the main claim that there’s no free press, and that there is no food in the supermarkets. Using hidden cameras, she takes you through local grocery stores and the underground black market currency exchange, the main source of inflation in the country. Abby sits down with economist Pasqualina Curzio to learn more about the nature of the black market and chronic shortages of goods. Knowing that world leaders are calling for foreign intervention, Abby finds out if locals agree.

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