What stops food shortages? Not a MINCIN.

What stops food shortages? Not a MINCIN.

As there were no big 10-4-10 moments over the weekend, we will kick off this week talking about Nicolas Maduro’s ailing Venezuelan Socialist Paradise.

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.”

Maduro puts his non-existent eggs in the MINCIN basket.

Maduro puts his non-existent eggs in the MINCIN basket.

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.