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Communism in Latin America
From someone who has actually been in the trenches...
The commie woke warriors in the Western world love to expunge the ideals and benefits of communism and/or socialism.
While sipping their Starbucks adult milkshakes and furiously typing away on their iPhones.
Below, you’ll find the reality of communism/socialism in the Americas…
From first-hand experience visiting and living in these countries, something the commie keyboard warriors do NOT have.
Oh and before we get started, I don’t give a damn about your “well, actually…” or “technically…” responses.
There are four countries in Latin America that are essentially communist or socialist, or function in such a way.
The countries are:
And before the commies get their panties in a bunch, let’s clarify one things:
These are four of the poorest countries per capita in Latin America.
A region not exactly known for being prosperous.
GDP per capita is horrific in all of these countries, Cuba is so low they don’t even list it…
So yeah “socialism” is really working well here…
So well in fact, that we MUST implement it in the strongest economy in the history of mankind. That makes sense, right?
Because socialism/communism has such a great track record.
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Let’s start with my experience in the lovely South American country of Bolivia.
First day in the country…
I check into my Airbnb studio and then decide to go get some supplies at the grocery store
I walk in, it’s a decent store, lots of imported products, etc.
Proceed to gather all my items in the cart and then make my way to check out.
I get to the front and notice only two cashiers are open. One cashier has ZERO people in her line, the other cashier has 100+ people in line.
I walk up to the empty line and ask the cashier if I can use my credit card here. She says yes.
I begin putting my items on the counter, still confused about the line next door.
I ask her: “Why are all those people waiting in that line and not coming here?”
Cashier: “That’s the line to use the government credits.”
No one was actually using “real money” to buy things at this store, every other customer was using the free communist money to get their groceries for the week – and waiting a couple hours to checkout to do so
Socialism in action.
Next, let’s take a look at Cuba and what happened during my time there.
Cuba is so poor. Communism has failed so badly in the state.
Just looked one happened one night when I was trying to find one single decent meal in the country…
We strolled by a decent, modern looking spot with a good amount of people inside.
So my buddy and I made our way in. Fingers crossed this might be our best meal in Cuba.
The plates on everyone’s tables looked good. Real food, well prepared.
This is looking up.
We sit down, grab the menu, and immediately get ready to order before the waiter gets back.
The waiter finally comes by after about 10 minutes to take our order. Full “latino time” is to be expected in Cuba…around every turn.
So my buddy and I proceed to order 2 large bottles of water, an appetizer, and 2 main courses each.
The check would have easily been $40-50 USD + a 20% tip. A tip that would have been almost $10 USD.
So five-minutes later, the waiter comes back with two large bottles of water. He opens them and fills our glasses each separately.
I’m thirsty as hell and instantly take a large drink.
Before proceeding to violently spit the water back into the glass.
My friend gives me a look like, “I know you’re borderline autistic, but spitting water back into the glass is something only inbreds do, Jake.”
I smell my glass. There’s a distinct smell of gasoline in the water. Very chemical smelling and tasting.
“Take a sip of your water. Don’t swallow it.”
My friend tries the water and spits it out like I do, “What the hell! That’s disgusting. There’s something wrong with this water.”
We glance to the table in front of us and they have a similar look of distain on their faces.
I yell over, “Is your guy’s water horrible tasting?”
“Yep, it tastes like gasoline” they reply.
My buddy and I start chatting about what’s going on. It clicks…
The waiter didn’t let us open the bottles of water ourselves. Why? Because they were already opened and refilled with tap water.
CUBAN TAP WATER.
It tasted like some weird chemical concoction. It smelled like gasoline.
I say to my buddy, “Let’s get the fuck out of here! If that’s the water, imagine what bullshit they’re doing to our food.”
We immediately get up and walk out the restaurant. The waiter chases after us, yelling that are food is already being prepared…
“Fuck you!” I yell as we leave and flip the guy the bird.
He knew what he did.
Well, it’s Cuba.
The dude makes little to no money…because Cuba. So he thought he could refill bottles of water from tap, charge customers $4 USD for them and then pocket the $4 per bottle.
He figured he would pocket $8 bucks cash off the two bottles of water we bought — without using inventory of the restaurant.
Smart play, I guess.
Except for the minor detail that — Cuban tap water is not remotely drinkable for tourists and has a horrific smell and taste.
The worst part:
He lost out on an $8-10 buck tip we would have given him if he wasn’t a scammer.
But damn near everyone in Cuba has a scam they’re running. That’s just how the country works.
Communism has made it impossible to get ahead in the country. So everyone has to hustle tourists to make a buck.
One of the many reasons…
Cuba just sucks.
That’s how bad communism has failed the people. Oh, and not to mention the fact that…
Damn near every woman in that country will have sex for money. With 70+ year old men. Because it’s the only way for them to make enough money to survive.
Next, let's take a look at Venezuela.
If we’re being honest, Venezuela should be the best country in Latin America. Huge country, great weather, insane Caribbean coast beaches, and stunning girls.
Instead, it’s an absolute shithole.
Now, I've never actually been to Venezuela. But I have interacted with numerous Venezuelan "refugees" throughout my years in LatAm. Numerous.
Let me show you how royally fucked they are by their socialist government...
I'm in Medellin, Colombia 🇨🇴
I meet a nice Venezuelan girl who works in a bakery. She just turned 18. This matters for this story.
She didn't drink alcohol, loved going to the gym. Very sweet girl. Genuinely a nice person.
We start hanging out for a few weeks. I'm quite fond of her, we're getting along well.
So I write her one afternoon, as I wanted to see her soon — but she seemed sad...
"I'm on a bus back to Venezuela"
Me: "What?! I thought you were living here..."
Her: "I was, but something happened at work and I have to go home. I have no money left"
I dug deeper and got the full story See what had happened was...
Her boss at the bakery was a fellow Venezuelan who had been in Colombia for awhile. He knew how desperate Venezuelans crossing the border are. He found out she turned 18 a little while ago.
He called her into his office when she got to work one day...
He demanded to fuck her now, and anytime he wanted to — if she wanted to keep her job. She said no and he promptly fired her.
She had $100 USD to her name. She was living in a "boarding house" type of situation, paying rent weekly. Her rent was due in a few days. She didn't have enough money to pay rent if she wanted to buy a bus ticket.
She didn't know if she could find a new job before the week ended. She didn't want to be forced to whore herself out to buy a bus ticket. So instead of paying for another week of rent, she bought the bus ticket and left.
Socialism in action.
Your daughter is damn near forced to become a whore to make ends meet when socialism/communism comes to your country.
Now, I don’t have any stories from my time in Nicaragua that highlight the failures of communism/socialism in the country.
Actually, I’m quite fond of the place.
Nicaragua is actually a great place to live…as an expat.
If you earn in USD and spend in Nicaraguan Cordobas.
Nicaragua is an extremely cheap place to live an incredible life — filled with Pacific coast beaches, Caribbean islands, and some of the best damn rum and cigars in the world.
But for the local Nicaraguans, well once again...
Communism/socialism has failed the populace.
The country is insanely poor.
"Nicaragua itself is the least developed country in Central America, and the second poorest in the Americas by nominal GDP."
There is no upward mobility in the country. It’s damn difficult to make even $1,000 USD a month here.
Things we take for granted, like hot running water and air conditioning, are NOT guaranteed for many locals in the country.
In fact, they may be considered luxuries by some.
Socialism in action.
Communism in Latin America | Overall
These socialism/communism governments in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua...
Have all failed the local populace.
Made it damn near impossible for locals to escape poverty.
Forced women to become whores to make ends meet.
Forced whole families to flee to other countries for greener pastures.
Te lo juro,