Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Like an awful novel, the one about Venezuela is one horrific chapter after another.
The latest is the one about kids and schools. We remind you that the Chavez-Maduro regime, like the Castro dictatorship, have always boasted about free education.
Unfortunately, free education matters little when kids have to worry about eating and surviving.
This is from Reuters:
Thousands of Venezuelan children in Cucuta are not going to school, spending their days alone, following their parents, selling items on the streets or begging.Every day more arrive. About 40,000 Venezuelans were legally entering Colombia each month at the end of 2017, according to Colombian authorities, with thousands more thought to enter illegally.All along the Venezuelan border, towns are struggling to cope. Last week, leaders of Brazil’s state of Roraima asked the Supreme Court for permission to close its border temporarily to halt the mass arrival.While many Venezuelans with the means to migrate legally fled years ago, those leaving today are often seeking jobs to send money to families back home. Few seek political asylum.Aid groups and authorities warn poverty plus lack of schooling or daily supervision will push children into the ranks of Colombia’s organized crime groups.“If you don’t educate a child, you can’t correct that. You totally change the trajectory of their life,” said Yadira Galeano, Norwegian Refugee Council manager for Colombia’s border areas.“Many kids end up being easy subjects for criminal or armed groups.”
This story confirms the humanitarian crisis underway in Venezuela, a country with huge oil reserves that was once rather prosperous and stable.
A post from March 2007:
Three years ago, most of us were watching the shocking video from Madrid. A few days later, the socialists won the election by connecting the incident to Spanish troops in Iraq.
At the time, I wrote that the terrorists had won a big one in Spain. It was the first time that terrorists changed a government. Thankfully, it turned out to be the last as PM Howard of Australia and President Bush were reelected later in 2004.
Unfortunately, Spain's PM Rodriguez-Zapatero turned out to be worse than anyone could have imagined.
Spanish troops were removed from Iraq. The terrorists did not leave Spain. That's PM Rodriguez-Zapatero's legacy!
A post from March 2007:
This year, "spring forward" came a month early. It's funny to be doing this in mid-March. So I hope that you changed all of your clocks or you may be late for your lunch appointment.
By the way, someone told me that the computers were programmed to change the clock in April. I don't know for sure. Therefore, check your computer as well this morning.
Is anyone surprised? It turns out that Midwest Democrats want the national party to stop talking about Russia collusion and Trump:
"Midwestern Democrats Want The National Party To Stop The Trump-Russia Talk“The only ones who want to do this are Democratic activists who are already voting Democratic.”"
Seriously, why is anyone surprised to read this? There is a huge disconnect between the coastal Democrats and the rest of the party that lives between them.
Here is the challenge: The Democrat must win all of those districts between the coasts to win the House majority or save red-State Democrats.
They can not do so by talking about Russia 24/7, bashing the NRA and defending sanctuary cities.
The 8-16 Rangers blew a 3-3 lead in the 9th......final score: 9-4..........the bullpen is exhausted.....we could use a complete games from Hamels tomorrow to give the bullpen a night off.....it’s hard to believe that this team won the AL West in 2015 & 2016....— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 24, 2018
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