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Venezuelan YouTuber starts video series describing 'my socialist hell

An employee mops at a supermarket in Valencia, Carabobo State, on May 5, 2017, the day after anti-government protesters looted stores, set fire to cars and clashed with police, leaving at least five people injured, and one dead after being hit in the head by a projectile . The latest toll provided by prosecutors said 36 people have been killed in just over a month of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, whose opponents blame him for Venezuela's dire economic mess. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Editor's Note: Due to concerns for his safety, we have honored the request from the creator of the YouTube video to delete the link to the video, and erase any revealing characteristics about "Carlos'" real identity by deleting his last name, age, and former profession. 

A Venezuelan YouTuber known as "Carlos" released a video Monday that he says will turn into a series titled "My Socialist Hell."

In the video, Carlos goes into detail about the conditions he is currently living in within the failing country of Venezuela. Currently, Venezuela is suffering from a shortage of almost everything, from food, to medicine, to something as simple as toilet paper.

Carlos begins by saying that his government is not actually a government, it is more accurately a dictatorship. He says they are running the country as a socialist one, but as Carlos says "if you take a look at history, socialism never worked."

"Take a look at the USSR. Take a look at Romania," says Carlos. "Take a look at all the eastern European countries that were run by socialism during the 70's and 80's. They don't have these forms of government anymore."

Carlos goes on to tell the viewer that finding a job is very difficult in the country's current economic state, as they cannot pay for anymore employees. To make money, Carlos has taken odd jobs, but this is only a temporary solution, and maybe even a fruitless gesture as the Venezuelan currency - the bolivar - is practically worthless.

Carlos hopes that these videos will help him raise money in order to be able to escape the country, and move somewhere where he can have a "normal life."

 

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