Last Thursday, Maduro made a television plea to all of the Venezuelans (about 1.6 Million since 2015) that have expatriated to come back to his Utopia of condoms priced at 1.5 Million bolívar per packet.
A Way With Words
“To all who want to return from economic slavery, persecution, and hate stop scrubbing toilets in other countries and come back home.”
Sweetening the deal for those returning, aside of course from the promise of reduced-cost sterilizations, is Maduro’s fresh take on Cuba’s 1961 MINCIN, or Ministry of Internal Trade.
“We need a strong economy, we need a good strong domestic market and a well-organized domestic trade, so I decided to create the Ministry of Internal Trade.”
The MINCIN worked such wonders in Cuba, we can imagine only a few hundred thousand reasons why Venezuelans wouldn’t want to flood back into the country.