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Socialism of the twenty-first century

In this series we will publish weekly cutouts from the book by Kristian Niemietz

VENEZUELA UNDER HUGO CHÁVEZ: ‘A DIFFERENT, AND A BETTER WAY OF DOING THINGS. IT’S CALLED SOCIALISM

What did socialists use before candles?

"Compra velitas, no hay luz," a Venezuelan man says to me at the border between Colombia and Venezuela, "Buy candles, there is no electricity". A few days ago, the Venezuelan military started allowing pedestrians to cross the Simon Bolivar bridge after closing the border completely in February.

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