Another great innovation of 21st Century Socialism: http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/29/news/economy/venezuela-decree-farm-labor/ So Bolivarianism has turned the country with the world's greatest oil reserves into a failed state where starving people drive 12 hours to Colombia or Brazil just to buy food. And to address this problem, the 21st Century Socialists desire to use a very 20th Century Socialist tool, forced labor. I think it's time for the world to talk about Venezuela. It's falling apart; quite literally there's no food. The dictatorial regime is increasingly dependent on the armed forces and militias to brutalize the population into submission and prevent a general uprising. This is a potentially explosive situation in a major South American nation, not that far from the US. If it comes to worse and the country plunges into anarchy or civil war, we could be talking of millions of refugees rushing to Colombia, Brazil and eventually the US. A lot of them are already coming, but it could rise exponentially very fast. I think the world, and particularly South America, is in denial. The previous Brazilian and Argentinian governments were of course complicit with the Chavista dictatorship, but now that they're gone it's necessary to join voices with Colombia and strongly press for de-escalation and democratic reforms in Venezuela. We are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions that could destabilize the entire continent and nobody is doing anything.