Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gas smuggling to Colombia. Contrabando de gasolina a Colombia

For those who are still not aware of the smuggling business of gasoline to Colombia

Even if one is aware of the traffic, even if one does not understand Spanish, you cannot fail to be impressed by the visuals. Clearly, smuggling to such an extent is only possible because the Venezuelan authorities have allowed it because they benefit from it. And the cancer of corruption spreads evenly everywhere as the local Colombian authorities have found it safer to join in than trying to stop it. In short, the gains from getting gas for free in Venezuela and selling it at international prices in Colombia is so profitable that everyone along the way cashes in, from the natives whose lands are crossed and who demand a toll, to the guerrilla groups that work hand in hand with the Venezuelan guard. (hat tip Charly, video from Caracol TV Colombia, impossible to pass on TV in Venezuela today).

Viva Chavez, carajo!


  1. Boludo Tejano5:47 PM

    Thank you, Daniel and Charly, for this report. As you point out, this could not be seen on Venezuelan TV nowadays.

  2. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Note how much the currency has depreciated since sicad II's introduction. Meaning that this new FX system has completely failed again.

    In addition, Venezuelas reserves are at levels not seen since 2003.

    How are things on the business side for you Daniel? Have things gotten worst?

  3. So much for shutting down the border at night.

  4. Thanks for providing this enlightening piece. Amazing! The pictures do tell alot, exactly as you claimed they would. The Fourth Power, thank God for it.

  5. "Nos Parkiarmos" existe este verbo "parkiar" ESTACIONAR !

    1. Boludo Tejano11:20 PM

      Whatsamatta' for ya, never heard of la troca [truck in US Border Spanglish] ?

    2. It´s spelled "parqueamos". The verb is "parquear". Proper usage would be such as "voy a parquear el carro en el garach".

    3. Dont be so harsh, he is only a driver.

      Look at this one:

      Jornadas Nacionales de Curricultores y Curricultoras

  6. The only solution is to gradually raise the price of gasoline to international levels.

  7. Anonymous4:13 AM

    Chavistas profit from everything. "Socialism is wealth" as the crooks say. Only if you are a government official.

  8. As I said in another blog it looks like they lost the war with the cheeseburger!!


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