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    Breaking Ties With the ABC Islands....????

    From the Curacao Chronicle, something has got Venezuelan Dictator.....I mean President Nicholas Maduro's dander up so much, that he is threatening to break ties with Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.


    http://curacaochronicle.com/politics...a-and-bonaire/

    http://curacaochronicle.com/region/n...sident-maduro/

    A lot of fresh produce comes from Venezuela, if that option is cut off there is always the other islands of the Caribbean with strong agriculture industries. Let's hope nothing too drastic develops. It would be a shame as the ABC islands and Venezuela have always been on friendly terms for eons.
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    here is another article http://www.noticiacla.com/news/11703


    Quote Originally Posted by vallond View Post
    From the Curacao Chronicle, something has got Venezuelan Dictator.....I mean President Nicholas Maduro's dander up so much, that he is threatening to break ties with Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.


    http://curacaochronicle.com/politics...a-and-bonaire/

    http://curacaochronicle.com/region/n...sident-maduro/

    A lot of fresh produce comes from Venezuela, if that option is cut off there is always the other islands of the Caribbean with strong agriculture industries. Let's hope nothing too drastic develops. It would be a shame as the ABC islands and Venezuela have always been on friendly terms for eons.

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    Another article from the Curacao Chronicle.

    http://curacaochronicle.com/columns/...es-at-a-straw/

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    To be honest, a halt to commercial activities wouldn't hurt Aruba on a macro economic scale today. We already get most of our produce from other places, since its becoming near impossible to do business in/with Venezuela. Same reason why international flights to Venezuela by popular carriers have almost all stopped. There simply is no cashflow in the country. From a tourism perspective, we definitely saw a decrease in tourists which did hurt our industry for a year or two. That has been corrected by ATA(Aruba Tourism Authority) by increased focus on our other markets and introducing new air-bridges to and from new locations(latest one last week being Minneapolis).

    By stopping all connections it would just create a type of the old Cuba-US situation where a host of families wouldn't be able to see their loved ones. Many many families have a Venezuelan parent(s) or grandparent(s).

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