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Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by ipledge10(m): 7:15pm On Dec 07, 2016
The economic situation in Venezuela has grown so dire that women are selling their hair to make enough to buy basic necessities.


In a trend that has gained momentum in recent weeks, the women are thronging to a bridge that connects Venezuela and Colombia, and selling their locks to self-appointed brokers who then sell the hair as extensions to Colombians.

It is the latest desperate measure to stem from the crisis that includes shortages of such things as food and medicine, as well as an inflation rate that now ranks as the highest in the world.

In an interview with Reuters, Celina Gonzales, 45, said she turned to selling her hair to buy medicine to relieve pain."I suffer arthritis and I need to buy medicine,” Reuters quoted Gonzales as saying, adding that she did not tell her family about what she had opted to do.

“This won't be much, but at least I can buy painkillers." Gonzales waited in a long line for an hour to sell her hair for 60,000 Colombian pesos, or $20. That is about a month’s salary, Reuters said.

“Venezuela has gone from being one of the most prosperous countries in the hemisphere to one where people are crossing the border to sell their hair,” said John Polga-Hecimovich, a political science professor and Latin America expert at the United States Naval Academy, in an interview with FoxNews.com
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by Nobody: 7:19pm On Dec 07, 2016
And then Nigerian ladies buy them for Hundreds of thousands of Naira..

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Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by Blue3k(m): 7:21pm On Dec 07, 2016
Stupid economic policies and system cause this. They voted and favored the policy so no reason to pity them. They probably won't learn if I had to guess.
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by Qmerit(m): 7:21pm On Dec 07, 2016
Recession hit that country like sun hitting waterleaf
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by Nobody: 7:29pm On Dec 07, 2016
Same thing is about to happen to Nigeria and I hope your response will be the same as this.
Blue3k:
Stupid economic policies and system cause this. They voted and favored the policy so no reason to pity them. They probably won't learn if I had to guess.
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by vcente(m): 7:32pm On Dec 07, 2016
make I open stand,
Please come one by after each

Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by ipledge10(m): 7:47pm On Dec 07, 2016
Blue3k:
Stupid economic policies and system cause this. They voted and favored the policy so no reason to pity them. They probably won't learn if I had to guess.
The country is currently in big mess, sometimes they have to cross the bridge linking them to Colombia to get food
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by Blue3k(m): 7:53pm On Dec 07, 2016
Fabulocity:
Same thing is about to happen to Nigeria and I hope your response will be the same as this.

Lol I say that now. Stupid economic policies caused mess nigeria in aswell.

ipledge10:
The country is currently in big mess, sometimes they have to cross the bridge linking them to Colombia to get food

Man its getting tough there. Hopefully they start making reforms now. I heard on npr doctors are using flashlights to do surgery and medical suppliers are running out of equipment like gloves. Their anti market policies led them down this road.

If you want to be socialist like European Scandinavian countries you need high economic freedom and robust economy. Then high taxation to get the benefits that go along with socialistic agendas.
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by Raydos(m): 8:08pm On Dec 07, 2016
Venezuela Has Finally Collapse.



Assuming It Was One Country In Africa, The Media Would Have Portrayed Africa As A Poverty Stricken Continent!
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Anyways...
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I'm Still Waiting For America too!
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I Want Em To Die Of Hunger And Even Beg For Money From Nigerians!



'Coat Me & I Suit You!
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by ipledge10(m): 8:44pm On Dec 07, 2016
Raydos:
Venezuela Has Finally Collapse.



Assuming It Was One Country In Africa, The Media Would Have Portrayed Africa As A Poverty Stricken Continent!
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Anyways...
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I'm Still Waiting For America too!
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I Want Em To Die Of Hunger And Even Beg For Money From Nigerians!



'Coat Me & I Suit You!
And Why are expecting Americans to die of hunger?
Re: Venezuela Women Sell Their Hairs To Buy Basic Necessities by johnstar(m): 8:56pm On Dec 07, 2016
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