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**Statement of the secretary-general of the Venezuelan Communist Party: [https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14687 "The Crisis of Rentier Capitalism in Venezuela: A Conversation with Oscar Figuera"] October 10, 2019
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*February 2019 Having wrecked the economy, producing over 3 million refugees, the Venezuelan adventure neared its end. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/01/venezuela-is-biggest-economic-disaster-modern-history/ "The simple story is that the government took over one sector of the economy after another — steel, mining, agriculture, to name a few — and got rid of people who were good at their jobs so they could bring in ones who were good at being loyal." [https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-socialist-venezuela-a-crisis-of-faith-not-in-just-their-leader-but-their-economic-model/2019/02/11/ea67849e-2b33-11e9-906e-9d55b6451eb4_story.html "In socialist Venezuela, a crisis of faith not in just their leader but their economic model"]
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**The oil workers of Venezuela have, for the most part, moved to Houston where they produce value for their employers there.
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*October 28, 2018 [[Right-wing populism|Right-wing populist]] electsd in [[Brazil]] (''[http://cepr.net/press-center/press-releases/brazilian-democracy-in-crisis-following-election-of-fascistic-bolsonaro-cepr-co-director-says "Center for Economic and Policy Research"]'')
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*October 16, 2018 Uighur Quisling Shohrat Zakir, chairman of the Government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, grants an interview defending concentration camps. (''[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/world/asia/china-muslim-camps-xinjiang-uighurs.html The New York Times] [http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/16/c_137535720.htm Xinhua]'')
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*August 21, 2018 Tectonic plate attempts to flee Venezuela https://twitter.com/AlexandraUlmer/status/1032212368808394752 https://twitter.com/ChiguireBipolar/status/1032075524049444865
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*July 2018 Debate, over proposed constitution, held in [[Cuba]]'s National Assembly. It is believed to be the first democratic debate by legislators ever permitted in Cuba. (''[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/world/americas/cuba-constitution.html New York Times]'')
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*April 2018 [[Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez]] will succeed [[Raúl Castro]] as President of Cuba. (''[https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/world/americas/as-castro-era-drifts-to-close-a-new-face-steps-in-at-no-2.html The New York Times]'' "[https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-cubas-national-assembly-raul-castro-marks-last-moments-of-his-familys-rule/2018/04/18/82f82cd4-4293-11e8-b2dc-b0a403e4720a_story.html The Washington Post]'')
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*2018 A government campaign has resulted in substantial reduction in air pollution in China'a large cities lengthening lifespan. (''[https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/upshot/china-pollution-environment-longer-lives.html The New York Times] [http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0826/c90000-9260606.html People's Daily]'')
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*March 2018 Following removal of term limits for [[Xi Jinping]] ''"[[1984]]"'' and ''"[[Animal Farm]]"'' were banned from internet searches in China.  ''([https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/china-bans-the-letter-n-internet-xi-jinping-extends-power The Guardian])''
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*March 6, 2018 [[Henri Falcón]] enters race for President of Venezuela. ''([https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/opinion/henri-falcon-president-venezuela.html The New York Times])''
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*November 1, 2017 China has set "common prosperity" as a goal for 2020. ''([https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/world/asia/xi-jinping-poverty-china.html The New York Times] [http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2016/09/16/china_is_still_really_poor_112050.html RealClear World] [https://news.cgtn.com/news/30516a4d32597a6333566d54/share_p.html CGTN])''
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**"In 2020, we will establish a moderately prosperous society across all metrics. This is the society to be enjoyed by each and every one of us. On the march towards common prosperity, no one must be left behind. We will mobilize the whole Party and the whole country in a resolute push to deliver on our pledge and eradicate poverty in China."
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*August 18, 2017 [[2017 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela]] assumes legislative control over [[Venezuela]].  ''([https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/world/americas/venezuela-constituent-assembly-maduro.html The New York Times])''
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*July 30, 2017 The [[United Socialist Party of Venezuela]] appointed the [[2017 Constituent Assembly of Venezuela]] which, according to [[Nicolás Maduro]], displaces the existing government of [[Venezuela]]. ''([https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/venezuela-ushers-in-new-pro-government-chamber-as-opposition-vows-rebellion/2017/08/04/9c0c71e2-7883-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html?utm_term=.73cd6d435fa4 The Washington Post]}''
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*May 2017 Situation in Venezuela continues to deteriorate with uncertain outcome (''[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/14/world/americas/venezuela-collapse-analysis-interpreter.html The New York Times]'')
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* March 8. <span style="font-size:130%">[[International Women's Day]]</span> 
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*January 2017 Killing of activists continues in [[Colombia]] despite [[Colombian peace process]] ([http://news.trust.org/item/20170125182644-2ty78/ Thomson Reuters Foundation])
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*January 21, 2017 Massive [[Women's March]]es began [[resistance]] to Trump presidency. ([https://www.womensmarch.com womensmarch.com]''[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/21/us/women-march-protest-president-trump.html The New York Times]'')
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*Summer and Fall 2016 [[Progressive]]s and [[Native American]]s engage in the [[Dakota Access Pipeline protests]] near the Missouri River south of Bismark, North Dakota. ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_Access_Pipeline_protests Wikipedia] [http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org Oceti Sakowin Camp (dead link as of November 2017)])
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*November 25, 2016 [[Fidel Castro]] died at age 90.
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*Chinese state oil company agrees to finance and improve Venezuelan oil production (''[http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2049225/china-secures-more-oil-venezuela-beijing-wary South China Morning News]'') China and Venezuela are in a [[comprehensive strategic partnership]] dating from 2014 ([http://www.china.org.cn/china/2014-07/21/content_33009951.htm China.org.cn])
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*November 2016 [[Capitalism|Rats]] leave [[Venezuela|sinking ship]] (''[http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-economy-idUSKBN13A0HA Reuters]'')
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*November 8, 2016 Donald Trump, a [[Populist nationalism|populist strongman]], elected President of the United States. His margin of victory came from unorganized working class elements.
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*September 26, 2016 [[Colombia]] signs peace treaty with [[Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia|FARC]] (''[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/world/americas/colombia-farc-peace-agreement.html The New York Times]'')
 
*August 2016 Malaria re-emerges in Venezuela (''[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/world/venezuela-malaria-mines.html The New York Times]'')
 
*August 2016 Malaria re-emerges in Venezuela (''[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/world/venezuela-malaria-mines.html The New York Times]'')
 
*August 9 to 14, 2016 [https://fsm2016.org/en/ World Social Forum]  in Montreal
 
*August 9 to 14, 2016 [https://fsm2016.org/en/ World Social Forum]  in Montreal

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