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坎布里奇—在7月16日匆忙举行的全民公决中,有720,000海外委内瑞拉人投了票。这次公投系由反对派控制的国民大会发起,目标是拒绝总统马杜罗召开全国制宪会议的要求。在2013年的总统选举中,只有62,311海外委内瑞拉人参与了投票。此次公投之前四天,2,117名申请者参加了智利医生执业考试,其中有近800人是委内瑞拉人。而在7月22日委内瑞拉和哥伦比亚边境重新开放当日,35,000 名委内瑞拉人走过狭窄的边境桥,前往哥伦比亚购买食品和药品

显然,委内瑞拉人想要走出去——原因不难看出。全世界媒体一直在报道委内瑞拉,记录着其国内名副其实的恐怖情景,饥饿绝望、和愤怒的形象不绝于目。7月29日号的《经济学人》(The Economist)总结道:“委内瑞拉陷入混乱”。


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