Mostrando postagens com marcador controle de preço. Mostrar todas as postagens
Mostrando postagens com marcador controle de preço. Mostrar todas as postagens

06 fevereiro 2015

Enquanto isso na Venezuela.... Camisinha por 755 dólares o pacote

Venezuelans who already must line up for hours to buy chicken, sugar, medicines and other basic products in short supply now face a new indignity: Condoms are hard to find and nearly impossible to afford.
“The country is so messed up that now we have to wait in line even to have sex,” lamented Jonatan Montilla, a 31-year-old advertising company art director. “This is a new low.”

A collapse in oil prices has deepened shortages of consumer products from diapers to deodorant in the OPEC country that imports most of what it consumes, with crude exports accounting for about 95 percent of its foreign currency earnings. As the price the country receives for its oil exports fell 60 percent in the past seven months, the economy is being pushed to the brink with a three-in-four chance of default in the next 12 months if oil prices don’t recover.

The impact of reduced access to contraceptives is far graver than frustration over failed hookups. Venezuela has one of South America’s highest rates of HIV infection and teenage pregnancy. Abortion is illegal.
“Without condoms we can’t do anything,” Jhonatan Rodriguez, general director at the not-for-profit health group StopVIH, said by phone Jan. 28 from Venezuela’s Margarita Island. “This shortage threatens all the prevention programs we have been working on across the country.”


Venezuela had the third-fastest rate of HIV infections per capita in South America, after Paraguay and Brazil in 2013, United Nations data shows. The country also has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies on the continent after Guyana, at 83 per 1,000, according to 2012 data from the World Bank. This compares to just 4 per 1,000 in Germany and 31 in the U.S.

On the auction website MercadoLibre, used by Venezuelans to obtain scarce goods, a 36-pack of Trojans sells for 4,760 bolivars ($755 at the official exchange rate), close to the country’s minimum monthly wage of 5,600 bolivars. At the unofficial black-market rate used by people with access to dollars, the cost is about $25, compared to $21 in the U.S.

A two-thirds drop in the value of Venezuelan oil since June has brought the country to the brink of a debt default, according to prices in the swaps market. Instead of cutting social spending, President Nicolas Maduro has responded to lower revenue by slashing imports.
This year Venezuela will import 42 percent less than in 2012 in dollar terms, according to Bank of America Corp. estimates.

Fonte: aqui

29 novembro 2011

Lógica Bolivariana em Economia

Fase 1. O Banco Central da Venezuela dobra a oferta de dinheiro nos últimos quatro anos

Fase 2. Em razão disto, a inflação chega a 27% ao ano

Fase 3. O governo, para controlar a inflação, decide controlar os preços de produtos básicos evitando que os monopólios se aproveitem da situação

Fase 4. Os consumidores, em pânico, provocam a escassez dos produtos

Fase 5. O governo acusa os especuladores de se aproveitarem da situação

Para Karlin Granadillo, chefe de Controle de Preços da Venezuela "A lei da oferta e da procura é uma mentira".

Adaptado daqui