Corbyn Finally Speaks About Venezuela

Aug 8, 2017

When confronted by the crimes of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, Britain’s socialist Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, could not bring himself to condemn the government. Instead Corbyn said, “What I condemn is the violence that’s been done by any side, by all sides, in all this. Violence is not going to solve the issue.” “I’m very sad at the lives that have been lost in Venezuela. The people who have died, either those on the streets or security forces that have been attacked by people on the street – all of those lives are terrible for the loss of them.” Four out of five Venezuelans live in poverty. Inflation is running as high as 700 percent. Food shortages are common within the country. Yet, Corbyn blamed the problems within Venezuela on the country’s reliance on oil. In the past Corbyn has praised Venezuela’s socialist government as a “‘better’ model for the west.” Corbyn had a documented friendship with former dictator Hugo Chavez and current dictator Maduro.