Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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    John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.
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MrMaideniac
MrMaideniac

I’m glad he mentioned another proud socialist - Jim Jones. Socialists are swelling with pride!!!

Vor 33 Minuten
tapolna
tapolna

So, what does all this about Venezuela mean for the US? Will the US try to topple the gov't of Venezuela as it tried to do in 2001-2? "Will the US Invade Venezuela?" https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/15/will-the-us-invade-venezuela/

Vor 33 Minuten
J P
J P

Now I remember why I stopped watching you. When it comes to regime change, your on board with the same syllogisms to get people to stop smoking. Enjoy your carrot.

Vor 45 Minuten
MrYredlav
MrYredlav

Why tiranic governors always have a moustache?

Vor 54 Minuten
Austin Michael
Austin Michael

Socialism just like any other system will never work under a dictator. Simple as that. Really has nothing to do inherent to socialism itself.

Vor Stunde
Jarred Davidson
Jarred Davidson

Don't try so hard to justify socialism, its policies ARE to blame.

Vor 2 Stunden
init4fun
init4fun

Wow. This is so f***ed up and wrong I’m left to wonder whether this is misinformation or deliberate disinformation. Venezuela has been on US sanctions for years, as well as a blockade. Even I knew this. From 2016: https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/12074 https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1AG21O I pulled those up in a simple Google search in 5 seconds. And for f*** sake, it’s hardly a secret to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention that Venezuela, which has the largest oil verifiable reserves on the planet, has been a CIA target for DECADES, having once launched an actual coup that brought Chavez into power in defiance of the US. Jebus, John. READ! This is all pretty well known across the globe. Used to respect Oliver and TDS staff while they were taking the piss out of the establishment. Now, they appear to be serving it. This is just fascist, oligarchic-, military-servile bullsh!t.

Vor 2 Stunden
Muffinfordinner
Muffinfordinner

Maduro Suck it!

Vor 3 Stunden
Batman
Batman

That bird segment was so amazingly awkward lmao

Vor 3 Stunden
fluklix
fluklix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRahnxKXyOM

Vor 4 Stunden
NOLA GOD
NOLA GOD

No True Scotsman

Vor 4 Stunden
juan torres
juan torres

Very tasteless joke about Colombia

Vor 5 Stunden
Eryn Miller
Eryn Miller

I live for the marlon bundo comment

Vor 6 Stunden
Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer

Socialism looks like so much fun. Sorry, John, but the proof is in the pudding. Socialism begets the epic mismanagement that you mentioned because the whole system is predicated on tight regulation and leaders' simultaneous resistance to corruption despite their absolute power over everyone. We have enough corruption in our capitalist democratic republic already. Can you imagine the United States on socialism? We'd be so fucked, so fast.

Vor 6 Stunden
ferhlopez
ferhlopez

I wonder which are the socialist countries that do not look like Venezuela...

Vor 6 Stunden
James Jones
James Jones

This faggot John the pussy Oliver is a complete fucking joke pussy mutherfucker! Praising a fucking communist is foolish! I can't wait until Oliver gets his fucking head blown off, Oliver is a enemy of the United States we believe in CAPITALISM you fucking pussy bitch! I'm going to be the first to piss on Oliver's grave!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Vor 6 Stunden
Lex Parsimoniae
Lex Parsimoniae

Chavez: you are fired. Sounds familiar.

Vor 7 Stunden
Lex Parsimoniae
Lex Parsimoniae

The girl is super cool, I mean the one who keeps sipping.

Vor 7 Stunden
AlJalandhari
AlJalandhari

Venezuela also had a massive drought from 2013-2017 which was a problem for a country that gets 75% of its energy from hydroelectricity

Vor 7 Stunden
Eric Brinkman
Eric Brinkman

Haha, listen up buddy, because I'm two and a half kilos of high protein and meat 17:48

Vor 8 Stunden
Gaetano
Gaetano

Socialism never fails. And if it does, it’s not real socialism.

Vor 8 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Gaetano keep telling yourself that

Vor 7 Stunden
Eduardo Hernandez Padilla
Eduardo Hernandez Padilla

This report is bullshit!! Just like the rest of CNN propaganda!! Why does the US and corporate owned HBO cares so much about Venezuela? Oil!!!!!!!

Vor 8 Stunden
A Space Butterfly
A Space Butterfly

Sassy Popeye best girl.

Vor 8 Stunden
dfskdf
dfskdf

Maduro kinda has some reason to be suspicious of America. We've done a lot of shit to countries that dont agree with us politically. I'd be a little worried too, especially if my country wasnt doing well.

Vor 9 Stunden
Hush
Hush

People need to understand that there is different kinds of socialism. And alot of countries thrive with it. Like most of Europe. The kind of socialism you have in South America is not the same as for example Sweden. In exchange for higher taxes we get free healthcare, 12 years of free education, police, fire department, roadworks and more. That is working socialism, a good thing. That being said, corruption will always exist, and has little to do with socialism. Just look at the US. They're a republic and one of the most corrupt systems in the world. They even found a way to make bribes legal. Half of congress is on some companys payroll, and their elections is sponsored by corporations aswell.

Vor 9 Stunden
Hush
Hush

I dont see even know what I said that you percived as racism so im not that bothered. I didn't have a point except the one about corporations paying of politicians is basically bribing and therefor corruption, which you agreed with after calming down a bit. A countrys economy scales to the number of people who live there. Obvious really. And as you yourself have pointed out, one US state makes more money than france. So how can you expect France to contribute as much as the US? Not really realistic is it. But as I pointed out, the economy scales with the number of citizens (atleast in developed countries). So yes, almost every european country have enough money for social programs because free healthcare in a smaller country is cheaper. Again, pretty obvious. The US spends more than China, Russia, France, Japan, India and the UK combined on their military. So insted of telling us to spend more money on arming ourselves, maybe you should spend less. And have a less aggressive foregin policy. Then you could have nice things to. Insted of constant wars on foregin soil.

Vor 3 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Hush truth is you're the first person that I've pulled the race card on in over 10 years so if the shoe fits wear it. Secondly corporations that lobby the government is wrong and there are just as many corporations who are against this act as there are that actually do lobby the government however corporations in Europe also lobby the EU so i fail to see your point in that entirely. Here's some reading information on that https://tinyurl.com/ycfm9jo2 Thirdly look at it like this.... the state of California alone generates more money than the entire country of France.. Thats ONE state out of 50 compared to an entire country yet you somehow think with the very little money that each European country produces that they are somehow self sufficient enough to have exquisite social programs?? Be honest with yourself mate. Europe doesn't produce shit compared to the United States.. its apples and oranges and i can fully assure you that we've tried to pull out of NATO several times and NATO has begged the US to stay in fact the day we finally pull out of NATO Americans will be dancing in the streets and celebrating for months!!

Vor 3 Stunden
Hush
Hush

LordSear1982 You sure pulled out that racism card quickly didn't you. Its about how you implement it and how you actually govern your country. Socialism is socialism, the difference is how you wield it. And you cant seriously argue that companies paying politicians money to have certain opinions and vote for or against certain things isn't corrupt. Its a blatant bribe with another name. And you are free to spend how much you want on your military, I said nothing about it. Haha so you think the US pays for Europes defence while we just sit around and get free stuff? Wow. The US is a member of Nato, you decide what you pay. Not Europe. And since most countries dont mount a full scale invasion every couple of years, we dont spend as much as you.

Vor 5 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Hush You are completely talking out of your asshole and have no clue what you are saying. That same "corrupt system" that you are describing pays 900 million dollars PER YEAR for Europe defense budget which is why you have the luxury of social programs. Take ALL that money we waste each year on NATO and I would bet every inch of my soul that those social programs would go down the drain or bankrupt many countries. You are simply projecting your blatant racism with the implication of because its South America its not "real Socialism".

Vor 7 Stunden
Unnamed RedShirt
Unnamed RedShirt

Maduro won by the way

Vor 9 Stunden
Unnamed RedShirt
Unnamed RedShirt

LordSear1982 I didn't say he won legitimately. I'm fully aware that this election was clearly rigged. I'm just announcing that what everyone was afraid would happen, actually happened.

Vor 5 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Unnamed RedShirt and by the way 75% of the country didnt vote only 2 million voted.

Vor 7 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Unnamed RedShirt He rigged the election and violated 3 Venezuelan laws in our constitution like he did the first time. Before that he was a fucking bus driver.

Vor 7 Stunden
Josefo
Josefo

Do an Special about the presidential elections on MEXICO

Vor 9 Stunden
Kevin Lau
Kevin Lau

How can we help? I want to help the starving people! It's terrible!

Vor 10 Stunden
Artem Bentsionov
Artem Bentsionov

Man, NCIS sure has weird new uniforms.

Vor 11 Stunden
Jintaro Kensei
Jintaro Kensei

Venezuela isn't the holder of the world reserve currency. This is what awaits 'Merika when the dollar goes down the shitter.

Vor 12 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Jintaro Kensei Sorry you type like someone who has autism and your comment doesn't make sense.. How is the Us going to end up like Venezuela? Why is this even a comparison? If the US dollar goes down the shitter everyone on the planet is going to suffer because of it.

Vor Stunde
Jintaro Kensei
Jintaro Kensei

If you had the brain cells needed to comprehend what I wrote, then maybe you may have had the ability to make a counter-argument. Mediocre is a compliment for you.

Vor Stunde
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Jintaro Kensei Venezuela has nothing to do with the United States and vice versa. You're just dumb and uneducated.

Vor 7 Stunden
fatpatMC
fatpatMC

what a great cameo this is why last week is the best thing on air

Vor 12 Stunden
Bas
Bas

Actually I started breeding rabbits last year as a way to bring down my food bill and bring up the quality of my diet at the same time (I like have your cake and eat it schemes) They are a great animal to breed for meat if you live in a urban environment. Great for stews. Chickens aren't bad either, and you get the eggs, but damn those miniature dinosaurs I can't stand the basterds.

Vor 12 Stunden
vhcas
vhcas

I think saying Americans having a better result than Venezuela under any kind of Bernie Sanders type of Socialism, and Maduro is just a bad case of mismanagement is really disingenuous and stupid. Germans and Russians for example have a lot a neurons and all they had same kind of calamitous life under communism

Vor 12 Stunden
Deus Creatonis
Deus Creatonis

commies incoming

Vor 13 Stunden
Rodney Ascencio
Rodney Ascencio

gringos and their talk show ... haha ... getting paid to spit wherever they get paid for... not body believe what FOX, HBO, CNN, BBC etc. everybody knows all is just lies... Not body believes in gringos... USA soon will be not more.

Vor 13 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

Rodney Ascencio hey Uncle Juan... you live in the United States so how are you any different?

Vor 7 Stunden
Marcos Vinicius Obino Cunha Júnior
Marcos Vinicius Obino Cunha Júnior

Make no mistake, this IS because of socialism. In the video, he says there are PLENTY of socialist countries that aren't like Venezuela. Which countries, I wonder? I know many people like to point out Scandinavian countries, but they're not socialist.

Vor 13 Stunden
Max
Max

Why there is now Word about the Sanctions!? Almost every Country which are not compliant with the US-Foreign Policy are punished with Sanctions. And In my Opinion Sanctions are usually against the Economy also in Venezuela.

Vor 13 Stunden
Victor Labrada
Victor Labrada

If LWT was around in the early 40s I bet they would’ve done a hilarious bit about the holocaust.

Vor 14 Stunden
That Guy
That Guy

How is insulting someone who presents you evidence a burn?

Vor 14 Stunden
raulranma
raulranma

Yes the USA supported coups in latin america, including my home, Brazil. Hell, YOUR SHOW supported the coup of our last president, and from what I'm aware never commented on it ever again :)

Vor 14 Stunden
LordSear1982
LordSear1982

raulranma Fuck Brazil. Nobody in South America likes them anyway and I don't see your asshole getting bent out of shape when Russia funded every communist party and politician in Latin America since 1920 do you?

Vor 6 Stunden
Ozzydeus eX
Ozzydeus eX

After seeing a picture of a black guy with a banana for 7 minutes I wondered why nobody outraged for racism, oh he is not american and this is not republican news outlet hahah

Vor 15 Stunden
Anahi LDH
Anahi LDH

making fun of the horrible situation of venezuela won't help anyone

Vor 15 Stunden
Ola oppidalen
Ola oppidalen

Hah. Not one word about the US backed coup attempt of 2002 where the population rose up and forced the Oligarchs to reinstate Chavez. There is also a complete economic war being waged against Venezuela not just by the US and other western countries/banks, but also their own rich Elite who mostly hide out in Miami. Yes it's also corrupt and badly managed but our Western Empire have done everything in it's power to fuck it up. As usual USA can't accept independent countries not beholden to their banking, business and Geo-political interests. #JohnTheEmpireShill #NeoLiberalism #BankstersFIRST

Vor 15 Stunden
gabethedizzle
gabethedizzle

Are you fucking kidding me? Pleanty of socialist countries that don’t look like Venezuela? By what metric are you saying the other socialist countries don’t look like Venezuela? The fucking outline they make on a map? What’s the successful socialist country John boy? China? 80 million murdered in the last century? Cambodia? Vietnam? You fucking ignorant shill. You useful idiots are the first fucks to be killed

Vor 17 Stunden
gabethedizzle
gabethedizzle

rupcio78 Scandinavian countries are free market economies. And their economies & society are collapsed by under their policies.

Vor 2 Stunden
rupcio78
rupcio78

I dunno... Scandinavian countries?

Vor 16 Stunden
Alejandro Santana
Alejandro Santana

Socialism works if....if....if. Why is John assuming socialism could work?

Vor 17 Stunden
cstuff
cstuff

foxtards have a mental disorder that stops them from understanding reality.

Vor 17 Stunden
Oliver Reads
Oliver Reads

I don't want this to be misread... but how has there been no coup or revolution in that country yet? Are they disarmed or what? I mean, they're literally starving to death...

Vor 18 Stunden
FredRedFrred
FredRedFrred

the US has been scheming behind the scenes to destabilize Venezuala for quite some time. https://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Who-Is-Behind-the-State-Departments-Coup-Plot-in-Venezuela-20170427-0010.html

Vor 18 Stunden
neo blanck
neo blanck

dropped a puputov on the street containing shit,blood,cum,piss,wine,voodoo doll of chavez,pirated copy of bananas,four monks,aluminum triforce,coke underwear,severed picture of buddha,harry potter & SW lego,and hindue obol,perhaps missing something but I don't remember at this point.oh,and tortoise shell.oh,and an imitation triscuit.

Vor 18 Stunden
neo blanck
neo blanck

then a second one with a more universal tone to it in a dried cranberries bag sealed with a pin

Vor 18 Stunden
Victor
Victor

To say Colombia is all about cocaine is to say the states is all about fries and hamburgers, what an unbelievable ignorant comment

Vor 18 Stunden
Caleb Taliaferro
Caleb Taliaferro

I would urge everyone to watch Steven Crowder's video rebutting this video. John Oliver is hilarious but he needs to get his facts straight if he wants to be taken seriously as a political commentator.

Vor 18 Stunden
Victor
Victor

Its funny , hahahah, or not🙄 PAY ATTENTION!

Vor 18 Stunden
Victor
Victor

Why are everyone laughing?

Vor 18 Stunden
Woopert
Woopert

The problem with this piece is that it paints a picture that Chavez was some sort of humble and generous genius while Maduro has failed his legacy, if you can call it that. The fact is that Chavez was a ruthless totalitarian and a disgusting anti-Semite. Capitalism is the way to revive Venezuela. Blaming Jews and the all-powerful foreign conspiracy, as he did and Maduro does, is not going to help. Believing that government benefits are infinite and free is a fraud. Take up the initiative, veer away from the dangerous socialist path and rebuild you country!

Vor 18 Stunden
Top Ranked
Top Ranked

Cuba could be better without the U sanctions and blockade, and so could Venezuela. Oil prices going up could help venezuela

Vor 18 Stunden
Thesaurus Rex
Thesaurus Rex

The inherent problem with socialism or communism is that we'll never really be able to know how well they work on a large scale, because successfully creating a socialist or communist society leaves a massive power vacuum that people just love to fill. However, filling that power vacuum with any particular group or person is fundamentally counter to socialism or communism, and is really just state capitalism (if not a full on dictatorship) masquerading as something else. The concept of ownership is alien to a truly communist or socialist society. Not "the state owns everything", but "no one owns anything" or, in a more positive phrasing, "everyone owns everything." However, there isn't really a way to prevent such a group from taking power during the instigation of a socialist or communist society due to the inherently necessary reconstruction of the society (the people are often too busy upending the old regime to make sure a new one doesn't arise in its place). So, while there would be great benefits to a large scale socialist or communist society, we'll never see them until the world runs out of people who want leaders, want to be leaders, or want power/money. Which I don't see happening in anyone who will read this' lifetimes. That's not to say that it can't work at all (socialism and communism can actually work wonders in smaller scale endeavors, such as communes), but, with humanity as it is, fully socialist or communist countries are a pipe dream. If your society believes in currency or ownership, it's capitalist, no matter what your leaders say. Socialism and communism are doomed the moment they have leaders. That's not to say that capitalism is free of similar problems, as it is incredibly easy for those with large amounts of money to bribe a capitalist government into helping them keep or expand their wealth or power. Hell, I'd go so far as to say that a number of wealthy individuals and industries wield more power in the U.S. than the government does. We're far from finding a perfect economic/societal structure. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep looking. The ideal, at least from my perspective, is that everyone is provided the tools for success (good food, good shelter, good healthcare, good education), and those who best use those tools are rewarded. But how to get there, and what those rewards should be are far more complex questions.

Vor 19 Stunden
Clif Dickens
Clif Dickens

@1:43 please marry me.

Vor 19 Stunden
Maxmillian Rodrigues
Maxmillian Rodrigues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRahnxKXyOM

Vor 19 Stunden
Maxmillian Rodrigues
Maxmillian Rodrigues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRahnxKXyOM

Vor 19 Stunden
OxbowisaMstie
OxbowisaMstie

"What you do have there is a nice distillation of the current level of political discourse in America. Two people, who don't really know what they are talking about, condescending to each other nonsensically until one of them lands a 'sick burn'." ~ John Oliver

Vor 20 Stunden
OxbowisaMstie
OxbowisaMstie

That infowars chick is *Ashtonbirdie* on youtube. She just started at infowars, not a month back. She likes to slam Bernie Sanders with ad hominems about him being an ultra-wealthy senator who owns multiple million dollar homes as a reason why we shouldn't have a public option. Go say hi!!!!!!

Vor 21 Stunde
Luigi M
Luigi M

Maburro's Spanish is probably at a 2nd grade level, but maybe it's gone up to the 3rd grade level because he's had to try to use it intelligently. Also, he's a thief and drug dealer. He's never won a legitimate election and therefore has no authority anywhere. Finally, there wasn't socialism, just Chavez and his cronies robbing the country of its resources.

Vor 21 Stunde
JavierCR25
JavierCR25

The problem with Venezuela is shitty education and most of its people.

Vor 21 Stunde
Aloísio Kratel
Aloísio Kratel

The best Chavez is the humorisctic program from Mexico called: "Chavo Del Ocho" this is the only chavez than i agree.

Vor 21 Stunde
Supertomiman
Supertomiman

You continue to defend Socialism even when presented with evidence upon evidence of it's inevitable failure. Chavez wasn't a savior or even a good guy, he was pretty much Venezuelan Nicolae Ceausescu, and Maduro was his bus driver...literally.

Vor 21 Stunde
Jesse Teixeira
Jesse Teixeira

Chavez comes across as a left-wing version of Trump in this...gotta ask, how accurate is that? Being honest here.

Vor 21 Stunde
Ellis Magnuson
Ellis Magnuson

Pinochet was an underrated hero in chile

Vor 21 Stunde
Chase Murphy
Chase Murphy

Venezuela isn't even much of a socialist country. They have socialist policies, but most major countries do.

Vor 22 Stunden
Jessi_9311
Jessi_9311

Please discuss Mexico's Presidential election 🙏

Vor 22 Stunden
Frank José Arellano
Frank José Arellano

Excellent work! And -as a venezuelan citizen and historian who has been living in the country during Maduro's presidency, I must say this is very objective. It's funny and objective as well. By the way, he just got "reelected" tonight. Emigration will continue here. There is less hope for a political change in Venezuela every passing day.

Vor 22 Stunden

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