Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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misterjag - Πριν 2 ώρες
Bernie Sander's socialism is like what they have in Scandinavia.
Alin Bennett
Alin Bennett - Πριν 4 ώρες
An OJ princess Di joke. Dafuq john your writing team just wake up from a 20 year nap?
Nexus Hexus
Nexus Hexus - Πριν 7 ώρες
Socialism has never worked in society anywhere in the world before. John Oliver is a Shill.
Nice Kitty
Nice Kitty - Πριν 9 ώρες
Nate Aaron
Nate Aaron - Πριν 10 ώρες
Yeah... InfoWars isn't a straw man? Pretty sure you could have picked a real media outlet questioning nationalizing private industry in Venezuela. Soft ball.
Giorgio Xenofonte
Giorgio Xenofonte - Πριν 10 ώρες
John Oliver , my friend, YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT VENEZUELA. The situation there is not because mismanagement, the problem is US sanctions to overthrow the elected presidents and put pupets there ANS STEAL OIL... You really buy the american narrative... and, again, it is just DUMB and misinformed! Cheers!
musako88 - Πριν 10 ώρες
John Oliver, socialist enabler and communist sympathizer.
indiscrimi _nate
indiscrimi _nate - Πριν 12 ώρες
Wow, an entire episode about Venezuela's economy and not a single mention of the crippling sanctions that the U.S. enforces on that country. Last Week Tonight is great if you like your news candy-coated and spoon fed to you by the 1%
Qahnaarin Du'ul
Qahnaarin Du'ul - Πριν 13 ώρες
Hey John, please cover Turkey (the country not the bird). That country is on the exact way to shithole as Venezuela does. Inflation is out ot control and rising, Turkish money losing its value dramatically and President Erdogan and his puppets are blaming the USA like Maduro does. One of the puppets even said that they are trying to kill Erdogan with "telekinesis". Honestly, I am not even joking. By the way, they are as much corrupt as Maduro and his goons as you can already guess. Everything you mentioned is already happening in Turkey, too.
Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith - Πριν 16 ώρες
Chavez has now moved onto better things for example Impractical Jokers which was an absolute success
Cube - Πριν 23 ώρες
No need "to be fair" with Hugo Chavez. Hugo Chavez was just as bad as Nicolas Maduro. Maduro is simply finishing with Chavez started. This segment was a huge letdown.
Miki Seius
Miki Seius - Πριν ημέρα
70% of the Venezuelan economy is privatized, that is what you dimwits call socialism. Look up the damn word you libtards.
Miguel Martínez
Miguel Martínez - Πριν ημέρα
Nice piece of propaganda you got there.
PicsView - Πριν ημέρα
Ingenious :D The bird at the very end.
barbarianater - Πριν ημέρα
Th3Pr0ph3t - Πριν ημέρα
It must be really hard to make something funny out of this.
Alex Martinez
Alex Martinez - Πριν ημέρα
if your economy falls apart and people have to eat rats with just a little mismanagement and because the wrong people are in charge.... Your economic theory sucks.
Freedom Fox
Freedom Fox - Πριν ημέρα
Taxation is theft
B Mowdy
B Mowdy - Πριν ημέρα
Sassy Pop-Eye was high as fuck, she didn't want to think about the intricacies of politics. She just wanted to satisfy the munchies lol.
Nathan Yuen
Nathan Yuen - Πριν 2 ημέρες
My dad once dated a women from Venazulea and there was a saying that someone would shout Nikolus and someone else would say Maduro.
DOOSH MASTA - Πριν 2 ημέρες
“It’s not just about socialism, it’s epic mismanagement”
No dumbshit, it’s epically mismanaged BECAUSE it IS socialism. There are no corrective measures and signals that punishes failure.
It’s called ECONOMICS, where you ECONOMIZE (cut off the parts that are not needed or aren’t working). Without signals and feed back economics break down. That’s the issue.
Read Economic Calculation in a Socialist Commonwealth.
whatupguys1 - Πριν 2 ημέρες
13:20 ... yeah... mexico did it first in 1993 and a very bad economic crisis followed shortly after.
Ancap2112 - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Venezuela’s crisis and food shortage is the DIRECT result of the socialist policies that created starvation, bread lines, and food shortages in all other socialist countries:
*Inflation of the money supply (pumping fiat money on the economy), price controls, crippling regulations and micromanagement of every aspect of business, nationalization of industries, restrictions on imports and trade, confiscatory taxation, jailing business people who don’t comply, etc, etc.*
Like every other socialist experiment, they used inflation and taxation to fund their programs, and them implemented regulation and price controls to fight the rising prices.
Basic economics kicked in, and massive shortages ensued.
Then the government imposed a biometric system with quotas on what you can buy at the (empty) supermarkets, and then doubled down on regulations, taxes, inflation, and price controls.
Basic economics kicked in again, and massive shortages became even greater.
Massive black markets appeared for every basic product, and the government starter hunting down anyone who tried to sell outside the official markets at the official price.
Basic economics kicked in again, and now everyone is starving.
It’s easy to focus on the dictatorial aspects of the regime (one party system, control of media, no free speech, civil rights violations, government militias, etc), but it was socialism 101 that created the mass starvation, as it has done everywhere else.
Ancap2112 - Πριν 2 ώρες
Sweden and other Scandinavian countries have very high economic freedom, just look at the rankings by the World Bank (Ease of Doing Business) and the Heritage Foundation (Index of Economic Freedom). This means they are very capitalist countries where socialists limit themselves to leech on the free market without actually trying to choke it with government regulations. It's a tenuous balance, and it certainly made these countries less rich than they could be without this parasitic class of leeches, but ANY country with sufficiently high economic freedom (ie. less socialist and more capitalist) will experience development and wealth.
asdfsdffgdfg - Πριν 9 ώρες
Sweden has been dominated by socialists for like 80 years and people aren't starving yet. What is it doing wrong??
Ancap2112 - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Hayek detailed the process in The Road to Serfdom in the 1940s, there is NO EXCUSE to be this ignorant of socialism today: "Populists and socialists destroy their societies in predictable ways. It's not like one day a populist gets up and says, 'I'm going to ruin this country.' Rather, he starts out wanting to spread the wealth and finds that the easiest way to hand out cash is by simply printing lots of it. Which creates a new problem: As the currency weakens, prices rise. But the populist finds there's an answer for that too. If bread is getting expensive, he can fix its price, and he gets to vilify the baker as a greedy capitalist. But then the baker stops producing bread because he can't afford to make it, what with the rising price of flour. And so what does the populist do next? He fixes the prices of flour. When that doesn't work, the politically expedient thing to do will be to take over the bakery and the farms and hand them to the folks in the party's local committees, who prove to be rather less apt at farming and baking.. And if violence does erupt, it can be denounced as the doing of enemies of the state and used as a pretext for renewed crackdowns. ['We're going to tell the imperialism and the international right that the people are present, with their farm instruments in one hand and a gun in the other,' Maduro told a Caracas crowd]. And soon, Mr. Populist finds himself with a good reason to suspend the country's constitution. Thus does a tyrannical attitude toward the shop-owner selling bread lead to a tyranny over a whole nation." - Friedrich Hayek
bobsixtynine - Πριν 2 ημέρες
we'll need that economist here in Italy because of our new populist government
AVLRECORDS - Πριν 2 ημέρες
A taxi driver as dictator.....
All the latino countries should be run by white people, it would make it a lot better. Now the stupid people try to ruin Europe.
Sahil Khot
Sahil Khot - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Thanks You Venezuela for your decision to co-operate India for petrol problems but hurdles lai in path due to companies such as transport company,refinary company,as they don't want to decrease the rate of petrol and diesel for the greed of money.Otherwise again thanks You for your decision of help to India.🙏🙏🙏
Daniel McNiven
Daniel McNiven - Πριν 2 ημέρες
no claro, no es de ninguna forma responsabilidad de USA. ni una palabra sobre Paraguay, Cuba, Nicaragua, Perú, Ecuador; claro, osea Estados Unidos solo metio su asquerosa nariz en los 70 en chile y argentina. a quien se le ocurriria pensar que USA quiere tener al pais mas rico en petroleo del mundo por las bolas.
omar ramos
omar ramos - Πριν ημέρα
No lo es piaso de imbécil, infórmate o una mierda así antes de comentar idioteces
Paula Garcia
Paula Garcia - Πριν 2 ημέρες
"Venezuela is the most corrupt country" but Venezuela eliminated the bancking secrecy before UK...
Diego Arceo
Diego Arceo - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Chaves was an a-hole by une of my Venezuelan friends that escaped to Mexico during Chaves ruling
Jacob Anderson
Jacob Anderson - Πριν 2 ημέρες
I love how "the bird" called John "Zazu", considering John is voicing Zazu in the upcoming live-action Lion King.
Teri Starr
Teri Starr - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Sounds like Chavez' protege is making Venezuela great again.
Joanne Rivera Lopez
Joanne Rivera Lopez - Πριν 2 ημέρες in 1785 except the 13 British colonies the rest of USA name was New Spain
Antonio Lansang
Antonio Lansang - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Socialism doesn't work.
Even the so-called European socialist countries rely on capitalism and the free market to power up their socialist programs.
Timehacker - Πριν 2 ημέρες
This is what socialism leads to.
SKY BRIDGE - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Jeremy Giroir
Jeremy Giroir - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Apparently Trump is the Hugo Chavez of the US
Kiran P
Kiran P - Πριν 3 ημέρες
@lastweektonight I hope these people cover India.
Kiran P
Kiran P - Πριν 3 ημέρες
I feel very bad as I used to liked Hugo Chavez . He is an ass hole. And Maduro is a terrible imbecile
Jose Carbajal
Jose Carbajal - Πριν 3 ημέρες
fucking Fez.....
sam marchant
sam marchant - Πριν 3 ημέρες
I love how he acts like Chavez's policies would not have inevitably lead to the same result now. This is not just a bad president, its a horrible system. Anyone with money or talent left the country long ago.
Giga Man
Giga Man - Πριν 3 ημέρες
I wanna keep that bird!
rrobertt13 - Πριν 3 ημέρες
AKA socialism.
Anthony Lima
Anthony Lima - Πριν 3 ημέρες
How wonderful the initial success of socialism. Nazism; also very successful at first. Communism; also very successful at first. What this unfunny idiot doesn’t realize is that millions will die before this is over. Because he ignores a history of millions dead to support his religion of government. “Oh its not government, its nasty dictators!” Dip
czKarlos1 - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Do you know what would happen if communism ruled over Sahara desert?
Nothing for the first two years, then they would run out of sand.
QuilboTLG - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Conservatives are simply retards. Anywhere in the world, anytime in history.
The very definition of being conservative is retarded
Kikster Whale
Kikster Whale - Πριν 3 ημέρες
ØRJAN BRÅTHEN - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Pawie - Πριν 3 ημέρες
2:02 this is the dumbest girl i heard for a long time...
Patriot Rome
Patriot Rome - Πριν 3 ημέρες
CocoGalusha - Πριν 3 ημέρες
2:33 "I just want people to have healthcare, Honey. Like, you people have worms in your brain. Honestly." Yet another reason why we need universal healthcare xD
Desirée Depablos
Desirée Depablos - Πριν 3 ημέρες
It is not a joke for those of us who live in Venezuela the terrible social, economic, political and health crisis. Millions of Venezuelans have seen our quality of life diminish even when working more. Many people are starving to death. Many young people have been killed, imprisoned and tortured by the regime. I do not forget the massacred in the Junquito and the political prisoners. Thousands of people seek medicines that they can not find or can not afford to save their lives. Thousands of pets that have been abandoned to their fate, because their owners can not feed them or have left the country. Worse yet, they have also abandoned children and old people to their fate who migrate desperate due to an unsustainable situation. Thousands of families have had to separate, shops and businesses have closed, schools and universities are deserted, public and private transport have collapsed due to lack of spare parts and lubricants, hospitals can not care for the sick. Worse yet is the total destruction of values, the growth of crime, and the endless situations that I could keep on listing. I never saw destruction of such magnitude on the part of a government. It is a total lack of respect to take this terrible humanitarian crisis as a joke and here every day people are still dying, Venezuelans eat from the garbage in one of the richest countries in the world. Come live in Venezuela and see if it still seems so funny, I've cried each one of those deaths and it isn't a joke!
jahguide1122 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Pure propaganda. But propaganda can still be quite funny, this was forced, very dull.
Hop Devil
Hop Devil - Πριν 4 ημέρες
This is disgusting. Oliver should burn in hell.
DerpyDumpling601 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
a bit lackluster, the ending...but it was funny
Silvandrim - Πριν 4 ημέρες
oh my god all I can see is that super chill lady with a GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL. Can't focus on the interview
MeDeMeo - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Please does someone have a link to a vidoe with just that burnie supporter footage?
Sarah T
Sarah T - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Charlie Angel - Craven
Charlie Angel - Craven - Πριν 4 ημέρες
"I just want healthcare honey" yeah pretty much sums up the youth of America today
simone tulumello
simone tulumello - Πριν 4 ημέρες
when colonial thinking becomes common sense. John Oliver shows he has no idea whatsoever about Venezuela (and, for that matter, Latin America), apart from Fox-news-level crap. Sad, sad, sad
Tang Sensational
Tang Sensational - Πριν 4 ημέρες
I find this segment disturbing and telling that John Oliver (along with 90% of the media) have a Socialist, big govt fetish. Oliver seems to indicate that 'if' 'if' 'if' they 'just did Socialism right' then it would have been so great. I don't think seizing private corporations and companies that don't belong to you 'something that 'could' work if done right'. I think far more people need to come in here and down-vote this trash of a political dumpster fire segment. John Oliver is a closet Authoritarian Socialist and forget about people owning their own property or becoming wealthy (unless they are part of the govt elite with personal connections). Yeah John Oliver, them man who thinks policies that starve millions to death just need 'a little tweaking'.
Raul Rodriguez
Raul Rodriguez - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Thank you John Oliver for this... For Venezuela.!
Paavo Ylönen
Paavo Ylönen - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Hmm, that twist on Molotov's cocktails was a bit off. Why? Because Molotov's cocktails were actually a Finnish innovation: "cocktails *for* Molotov" Improvised fire bomb that proved to be useful during the WWII in the war between USSR and Finland.
Justin Fencsak
Justin Fencsak - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Next thing u know he's gonna tackle mexico
आदित्य रावत
आदित्य रावत - Πριν 4 ημέρες
enjoy socialism
cbmtrx - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Zazu ROFL xD
Joe900x - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Something that wasn’t talked about was Nicolás Maduro became vice president in 2012. That very same year Venezuela passes a law prohibiting the public from owning guns.
Six years later the public is afraid to vote and are starving while their “Leader” drives the Venezuelan economy into the ground. They can’t fight back.
This is stuff that should be talked about.
J. Jardin
J. Jardin - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Oliver Venezuela has an embargo, I am amazed you do not know about it. It makes me wonder how much of the other videos I enjoyed from you have so much false information. My favorite so far is when the US closed venezuela's bank accounts and kept their money, classic communist move.
Nitin Patel
Nitin Patel - Πριν 4 ημέρες
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money"
gmadriana vc
gmadriana vc - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Thank you so much for bringing light to the crisis in Venezuela.
Arturo Gavidia
Arturo Gavidia - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Chavez died on the best of times for him, all the shit he did was meant to blow up eventually
Sean McCoy
Sean McCoy - Πριν 4 ημέρες
I'm disappointed that you missed this.
Gray Fox 11
Gray Fox 11 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
''Flat screen tv is the opposite of capitalism'' .
That is the definition of socialism hypocrisy.
Criticize capitalism while enjoying everything that it provides.
Jee Pee
Jee Pee - Πριν 4 ημέρες
liked this video right after i heard "you people have worm in your brains"😂 i guess theres still hope for America..
Jose Villa
Jose Villa - Πριν 4 ημέρες
When will you guys talk about the upcoming Mexican elections for President? It is a story full of content and context. It can serve as a good example for the world !
David Kingsley
David Kingsley - Πριν 4 ημέρες
It’s so bizarre listening to left media pundits defend socialism despite it being one of the primary lessons of the 20th century...
delta5297 - Πριν 4 ημέρες
That's really rich of conservatives to be using Venezuela as a warning story, considering that all the s--- Republicans are doing now is straight out of Hugo Chavez's playbook.
Habibur IHaveSeenItAll
Habibur IHaveSeenItAll - Πριν 4 ημέρες
So Venezuela is a great place for fat people lose weight.
Alfredo Altamirano
Alfredo Altamirano - Πριν 5 ημέρες
13:17 exactly that happend to Mexico in the 90's
H O O L I G A N S 🔴💀⚫
H O O L I G A N S 🔴💀⚫ - Πριν 5 ημέρες
*Proxy War on Venezuela... Colombian Army and Brazilian Force's (COBRA) codename.*
Bruno Propheta
Bruno Propheta - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Mr.. John Oliver could've showed the other side as well. Yes, Maduro is a joke. But you can get a much more accurate picture of Venezuelan problems when you learn the geopolitic implications behind what is happening in the country.
Patrick Anderson
Patrick Anderson - Πριν 5 ημέρες
the "sick burn" comment FORCED me to smash that like button
CyberspacedLoner - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Wall Street + CIA Operation against Venezuelan Government
sonia rodriguez
sonia rodriguez - Πριν 5 ημέρες
bro hugo chavez was only loved by the poor he would give free money too. hard working middle class and upper class people hated what he was doing, everyone knew about the corruption and where it was leading the nation. i really hate how the american media covers chavez as if venezuelans actually loved him .... fuck outta here man. he fired all those people then hired his friends who made deals, got paid then ditched the projects and no consequence bc they were chavez friends. thats why infrastructure in the country is shit. now there is no work bc poor venezuelans were not encouraged to work or produce for the country and the people who actually contributed to the economy all left the country or changed their bolivares to dollars or euros.
eodchop - Πριν 5 ημέρες
A de-armed populace.
Sharon Mullins
Sharon Mullins - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Maduro..... may I introduce you to IQ45. I think you could become besties.
Carlo Reyna
Carlo Reyna - Πριν 5 ημέρες
the US prevented Venezuela from getting key parts to build better refineries and other infrastructure projects. it is ridiculous to suggest the US does not destabilize food commodity markets worldwide by dumping under the guise of humanitarian aid.
jobriq5 - Πριν 5 ημέρες
The announcer's deadpan voice makes Madulo's comments even better
Sound Author
Sound Author - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Sometimes, after a long day at work, I like to curl up with a nice stiff Poopatov Cocktail.
Marcela Anamaria
Marcela Anamaria - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Usually I respect your videos because they show the other side of many situations but, this time, it was more of the same.
Guess I couldn't expect you to talk about how this economic crisis is in part because of US sabotage to Venezuelan economy because you may lose your job.
simon revol
simon revol - Πριν 5 ημέρες
So disappointed John... for the first time I saw you lying, by saying that the US has no responsibility... Maduro is a piece of shit but Venezuela's problems are not only his and Chavez's fault, the US are widely responsible and you are doing a dirty work for them
alexiaNBC - Πριν 5 ημέρες
A country whose corrupt leaders feast on cake while the people starve and resort to violence. The last time that happened to a country, France erupted into a full blown, regicide ridden coup
Julie Kavanagh
Julie Kavanagh - Πριν 5 ημέρες
That Bernie Bro girl at the beginning is an absolute legend.
"I just want people to have healthcare honey"
Same fam. Same.
Funchal99 - Πριν 5 ημέρες
"There are plenty of socialist countries that look nothing like Venezuela"
Come on, Oliver...
Paul Schlaffer
Paul Schlaffer - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Socialism is the evil in Venezuela, not "epic mismanagement". John Oliver, why don't you, Bernie, and Hillary go there and offer your management consulting services? Given that you'll be working for the "authorities" I'm sure they can compensate you in something other than, well rats...
JamesHLanier - Πριν 5 ημέρες
It's not though. You know, for all the reasons he said. By the way, you know Hillary isn't a socialist right?
SmartVids - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Man.... Venezuela is in deep shit
Gergő Laky
Gergő Laky - Πριν 5 ημέρες
More info, less good jokes
Clay Wilson
Clay Wilson - Πριν 5 ημέρες
South Africa is heading in the same direction . ANC has everyone believing that it's all good here in the 'Rainbow Nation' and black people can govern themselves ...soon as we they can deal with the scourge of white racism that's hampering their development . When the ANC is done with this land, it will make Venezuela look like a theme park.
MΛS - Πριν 5 ημέρες
US has sanctions on Venezuela! Thats not nothing
Andres Kinzbruner
Andres Kinzbruner - Πριν 5 ημέρες
I am thankful that you covered Venezuela as a Venezuela. However, you could have been a lot more disrespetful to Maduro and Chavez. And I dont know from where you took the data of poverty halved, which as Vzlan let me tell you, it is untrue. Remember Venezuela is the most corrupt country. At the end I am disappointed not only due to the previous statements but also because you did not cover the unlawfully election
sæbraut - Πριν 5 ημέρες
this is the first time i dont feel like you got the problem out there as it is. and this is the first time i see a hint of fear in oliver's eyes mentioning the corruption of the US. Have you been compromised? You hell still adore google, so I am thinking, yes.