Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Publicado el 14 may 2018
  • John Oliver discusses the devastating economic crisis in Venezuela and enlists the help of a large bird who bears a striking resemblance to Wilmer Valderrama.
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Comentarios • 17 648

  • Pedro Olivier
    Pedro Olivier Hace un hora

    Lixooo, ,não sabe nada que tá acontecendo no Brasil, E vai fala medra, seu merda.

  • keshav jha
    keshav jha Hace 9 horas

    Corruption.....Corruption corruption ..... 😐

  • jmlkinc
    jmlkinc Hace 10 horas +1

    "That's basically the state of our political discourse, two people who don't know what they're talking about, condescending at each other until one of them lands a sick burn".
    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the comment section.

  • leilani g
    leilani g Hace 16 horas

    Most people don't know what socialism is.

  • Reuben Yancey
    Reuben Yancey Hace 17 horas

    I often enjoy John Oliver’s comedy. But this show is one of his worst. It is essentially liberal, anti-socialist, propaganda. Venezuela is fighting with a hostile USA and its own corrupt oligarchs. It’s actually succeeding in lowering poverty and providing health care and in managing its economy. And much of the “crisis” is being created by right wing media. Yo, John, remember the USA is an Empire, like your Britain use to be.

  • Stephen Hugh Cook
    Stephen Hugh Cook Hace 17 horas

    "You people have worms in your brains," made me hit the like button.

  • Henry Townshend
    Henry Townshend Hace 17 horas +1

    Now this retard makes fun of people dying and starving in venezuela, makes fun with your mon, you prick!!

  • Victor Roma
    Victor Roma Hace 22 horas


  • Grumpy Oldfart
    Grumpy Oldfart Hace un día

    This coming to a town near you in America.

  • Frank Smith
    Frank Smith Hace un día

    Communist belong in mass graves.

  • Corbin Emslie
    Corbin Emslie Hace un día

    The US embargo is definitely not helping, so yes, they are part of the problem.

  • Paul Franey
    Paul Franey Hace un día

    Are you aloud to masterbate in communism?

  • Julie W.
    Julie W. Hace un día

    That Infowars reporter is a fucking idiot. She CLEARLY does not understand what socialism is. If leaders are drinking champagne, while their people eat rats, that is called CORRUPTION, not socialism. Socialism is old age security. Socialism is public schools (although the schools in the US are a good example of corruption as well - it will get worse as charter schools spread). Unemployment, police, welfare, fire fighters, etc. are all examples of socialism. You just find a fair balance between capitalism and socialism. For example, being the richest country in the world, yet having citizens die within your borders, because they can't afford $80,000/year for dialysis, or their child dies because he/she has no healthcare is just wrong. Especially drugs costing as much as $80,000/year is holding people's lives for ransom, because there is no way in Hell that any drug costs that much to make. It isn't rocket science.

  • James Li
    James Li Hace 2 días

    To sum up: if socialism fucks thing up as it always does, then it's just a coincidence or right wing slander. Fuck you.

  • Surgé Land
    Surgé Land Hace 2 días

    Not totally accurate, but an admirable attempt.

  • Thirst Fast
    Thirst Fast Hace 2 días

    Well, Fez is looking well fed. Lucky Venezuelan!

  • Nitish Haldar
    Nitish Haldar Hace 2 días

    "Some Socialist country is doing so batter" yah they are some capitalist country with social policy. And you pretend like all word start with social is pretend by socialism.
    Socialism always make dictators and never works for betterment of the citizen. DON'T BELIEVE IN THE LEFT BELIEF, BELIEVE IN FACTS.

  • The Saviour
    The Saviour Hace 3 días

    fat joesph stalin

  • Nik Murphy
    Nik Murphy Hace 3 días +8

    I never thought I'd say this, but...
    I think I'm in love with sassy Popeye.

  • Canis Majoris
    Canis Majoris Hace 3 días

    o cara fala merda do Trump, do Bolsonaro e depois vai falar da realidade da Venezuela, como se não alimentasse a oposição, que é a favor dessa putaria com os latinos americanos.

  • Edmund Robinson
    Edmund Robinson Hace 3 días

    That infowars woman was talking as if eating rats is a socialist ideal 😂

  • Jarod Farrant
    Jarod Farrant Hace 4 días

    The country is on the tipping point of collapse.

  • Kieran Saul
    Kieran Saul Hace 4 días

    "Current political climate in America: two people, who don't really know what they're talking about, condescending to each other nonsensically until one of them lands a _sick_ burn." Perfectly stated. Relatedly, why I love John Oliver: he knows what he's talking about and that enables him to land the _sickest_ of burns.

  • Nathaniel
    Nathaniel Hace 4 días

    A disgusting misrepresentation of the situation of Venezuela.
    Check out John Pilger on Venezuela:
    And Noam Chomsky:ídeo.html?t=86 (He will have said more elsewhere)
    Oliver Stone also made a documentary on Hugo Chavez:ídeo.html
    Otherwise an independent (I think) website on the situation is:
    As far as I can figure out, there is a class war between the interests of the rich and those of the poor. Involving the media, and USA sanctions which intensify the plight of their economy.
    Another possible source would be Empire Files which may or may not be funded by the Venezuelan government ( I don't know).
    The USA has a long history of manipulating regime change around the world, I believe this to be no more than a continuation of that history.

  • Welerson Pawlak
    Welerson Pawlak Hace 4 días

    You can see by this comment session why left and right are both the same shit.

  • Jenny Shull
    Jenny Shull Hace 4 días

    We made everything humans believe up. We made up government's because we were to lazy to govern ourselves. We made up the certain people should have power because of gender, location when born, how much land and money they had. We made up money to shut people up. We gave people drugs to shut them up. We lock people up to shut them up. If all else fails we murder people to shut them up. We created politics. We gave the people in charge power and all we do is complain when things don't go our way. Shut the f up because u have yourselves to blame. I have myself to blame. I'm doing nothing because it doesn't mater nothing changes underneath it only appears to change on the surface. U either do something besides complain or shut the f up. You know why we are the only animals that have our problems is because we suck we are no better than anyone else

  • Truckin Convoy
    Truckin Convoy Hace 4 días

    I love all these dictators and their strange obsession with the idea of eating rabbits to fight off mass starvation. Are they aware of what happens when you only consume rabbits?

  • Joao Victor Lima
    Joao Victor Lima Hace 4 días

    "Some of Chavez's programs could have been sustainable IF he had pursued a sound economic policy and run a tight ship" ...this right here is why people talk past each other on the issue of socialism. The entire point is that such programs are in and of themselves not sound economic policy to begin with. Moreover, the free-market argument is predicated on the assumption that government is bad at managing things and therefore is unable to "run a tight ship". So to a conservative watching this the response would be "you don't say... the government took over private enterprises, fired the people actually capable of running a tight ship, spent a bunch of money they didn't have, which was based on the price of an unstable commodity, and now the economy has crashed? how fucking shocking! no one could have predicted that!"

  • daniel marson roberts
    daniel marson roberts Hace 4 días

    I'm British.. I've got to ask, do Americans actually like this twat?
    I'm sorry but it's just not worth the risk. The west isnt perfect, but it's better than this.

  • Mick Mick
    Mick Mick Hace 5 días

    John your a little slow in the head ? Oh and your viewers also

  • Hector Laureano
    Hector Laureano Hace 5 días

    If, If, If!!!! That's the point??? What about IS??? What is the fact??? I can't believe, that a person that think our government that waste our tax dollars, run the government on deficit. Would ever want them to manage our entire income and divert it as they please. That's an oxymoron. That's why he use the word "IF" so often to justify socialism. The question is. What do you think a government with 20 trillion dollars in debt will do if they have the control of all the richest of the country and use it as they think is more ''fair''????? It looks like a bigger Venezuela to me...

  • Nelson Acatauassu
    Nelson Acatauassu Hace 5 días

    Recently you had a show on Brasilian election.
    What you probably don't is that Haddad supports Maduro and with PT in power we are very likely to follow Venezuela's path.

  • VP T
    VP T Hace 5 días +1

    ThAts NoT rEaL sOciALism. Btw this guy is so stupid he doesn't know that socialism and capitalism are the 2 major economic policies .dumb fuck, he and his viewers.

  • cioda
    cioda Hace 5 días

    That "info wars" reporter must be making BANK to act that stupid. If not then she must actually be that stupid.

  • 86Corvus
    86Corvus Hace 6 días

    there are no socialist countries that do well. NONE. Having social programs is not socialism. Every country has social programs, america has social progams.

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith Hace 6 días

    Why Americans find this so...funny if happened to u that time u guy laugh

  • tripleheshy
    tripleheshy Hace 6 días

    I guess the left still doesn't want to admit Chavez STOLE 4.2 BILLION and hid it away offshore for the benefit of his two fat-assed daughters.

  • Fiucik Miselfo
    Fiucik Miselfo Hace 6 días

    John Oliver? is this a kosher last name approved by

  • Vasco Apolonio
    Vasco Apolonio Hace 6 días

    That is NOT Socialism. Its a nother Power Poisened Ego, just like Trump...

    • tripleheshy
      tripleheshy Hace 6 días

      Yes, this is exactly like Trump. You fucking idiot.

  • Vasco Apolonio
    Vasco Apolonio Hace 6 días

    Still, there are some mother fuckers Portuguese getting rich... Shame on my own conterreans...

  • Ant. C.Vianna
    Ant. C.Vianna Hace 7 días

    Well america did push for their middle eastern allies to lower the price of their oil so that they could buy more of it, and so that the same allies could build a monopoly on the market, thus fuckibg over a bunch of other oil producing countries, that entered major recession, in some cases completely wrecking countries, like in Brazil and Venezuela

  • Jorge Castillo
    Jorge Castillo Hace 7 días

    I want to be on a Maduro Diet. I need to lose weight.

  • venmarin
    venmarin Hace 7 días

    What an idiotic report. The Venezuelan Constitution allows the President to call for a Constitutional Assembly. The economic situation is bad, but you didn't even mentioned the US and European sanctions making it almost impossible for the Maduro government to import needed medicine and food goods. Instead of bad mouthing Venezuela's government why don't you get your facts straight.

  • Rafael .Vieira
    Rafael .Vieira Hace 7 días

    Venezuela is a story about socialism, and denying that should be consider ignorance or dishonest. Within no doubts, Hugo Chávez politics of controlling prices broke the country's economy, pretty much like every other communist regime. Under those conditions, no nation can survive. When idiots like Bernie Senders, Maduro, or Haddad suffocate any possible business enviroment with high taxations, Mussolini's stily labour laws and other strong interventions of the state in the Economy, they are not helping the poor. The are headbanging the poor.

  • Rostiger Rolf
    Rostiger Rolf Hace 7 días

    Cause the american way of capitalism works so great.
    When I look at the US sometimes I feel like seeing a 3rd world country.
    You know the elite of most 3rd world countries is well off as well but when you look at the other end...

  • Anthony Morales
    Anthony Morales Hace 8 días

    I’d rather believe the Venezuelans who all support this video than all the foreigners arguing it’s all propaganda; it’d be a better use if time to donate to charities to provide aid to the country but then again even doing that is seen as political it’s sad really. I hope Venezuelans the best and that somehow they make it out of this crisis.

  • Armand Ayvazyan
    Armand Ayvazyan Hace 8 días

    airball on the ending...

  • rafael gotto
    rafael gotto Hace 8 días

    What the fuck are goin' on here in south America: Increase of Argentina's crisis, dictatorship, oil's crisis and a whole nation starving in Venezuela and my country Brazil is near to elect a dictatorship supporter as the new president of the republic, awful days are coming...

  • wu ming
    wu ming Hace 8 días +1

    @1:35 - This is actually the typical mindset of democrats and socialists. "Look, I don't care about all the bad stuff thats going to happen... I just want more free shit"
    And honestly, she is either very high or really fucking slow.
    One question... How did Colbert and John Oliver end up going in such polar different directions?
    Ohhhh yeah... I forgot... They are just comedians and this is just work.
    But yeah. Venezuela is an absolute mess. I want none of that in the USA.

  • Paris Carbo
    Paris Carbo Hace 9 días

    If you know John Oliver and journalism, you know he does their videos in this way to point out something he wants, but what he says here is true and gets worse. Valderrama's words were jokes too, but you can see how he is serious about it because is a real problem. They've told me things I can't even process because they are too hard, too inhuman to believe in this time. The only way to fix Venezuela, as one Venezuelan person told me, is to kill Maduro, so the entire country enters into a civil war and after that, they can build new functional policies... It is a real problem.

  • Kyto Bytes
    Kyto Bytes Hace 10 días

    Its actually so bad, that many in Vz have been selling gold on online games as full time jobs to make a living. On Runeacape they make around $75-100 USD a month if I recall correctly.

  • Andrea Hand
    Andrea Hand Hace 10 días

    John Olliver, you should really be more careful with what you say. Either you are a very hypocrite of a man or just stupid.
    You were telling the world and pleading with Brazilians to not vote on Bolsonaro for president. You were telling the world that any alternative would be better. So you come here and talk about Venezuela and obviously you didn't do your research as well as you thought.
    Well, I am brazilian and let me tell you, the alternative is Fernando Haddad, who is not only friend with Maduro, Venezuela dictator, Haddad, is the creator of a book to be touch for kids 5 yrs old called kit gay, if you think this ok, then by all means give those to your kids, if you have any and if you are gay and approve that, then my friend you are a sick bastard.
    Fernando Haddad, is the evil part and Bolsonaro is the only hope to avoid Brazil from becoming a Venezuela.
    It is really easy for you to sit your ass on this chair and talk shit about serious things. Stick with what you do, it seems to working for you but show a little respect to countries that are going through hell and trying to escape communism. Again, anyone, go online and check the book Fernando Haddad, look for kit gray, he wants to remove Christian's holidays from calendar but to get more votes, today he was attending a catholic mass.
    So please, just shut your damm mouth.

  • Rodrigo
    Rodrigo Hace 11 días

    Now...this system is what people Bolsonaro fights against, wanted to implement but couldn't. So, against socialism and comunism, he's been supported.

  • Bruno
    Bruno Hace 11 días

    Don't forget USA sponsored dictatorships in Chile and Brazil

  • Mimimi Mimimi
    Mimimi Mimimi Hace 11 días

    Dear John Oliver,
    Fernando Haddad supports Maduro. Brazilian Worker's Party supports Maduro.
    PS: Why don't you stop to talk shit about Bolsonaro? He's the only person that can save us.

  • Rafael Galindo
    Rafael Galindo Hace 11 días

    Thats why we wont aloud socialism to continue here in Brazil.

  • Lee Mason
    Lee Mason Hace 11 días

    John Oliver you're a fucking douchebag and maybe you should be one of the 57 people that the right-wing opposition killed recently just in one month

  • Marcos Héder .Héder
    Marcos Héder .Héder Hace 11 días

    People go hungry in venezuela, they look for food in the trash and you jokes about them? You're a junk John Oliver.

  • CattailGamer
    CattailGamer Hace 11 días

    “You people have like worms in your brain honestly” ... Never have I ever agreed more and less with someone at the same time

  • shydreamguy wantsaboyfriend

    I Feel the same way about Democrats being willing to refer to themselves as Socialists as I do about Gay people acting like it's OK to refer to themselves as Queer, being gay myself ,Trust me Republican Fascists came up with those ideas Don't Do it !

  • Robert Sanchez
    Robert Sanchez Hace 12 días

    Socialism just doesn’t work. Look as history as your proof.

    • Robert Sanchez
      Robert Sanchez Hace un día

      cioda I said “one of the highest” and South Africa is highest in the world FYI

    • cioda
      cioda Hace un día

      +Robert Sanchez the USA has the highest rape rate in the world. What are you talking about?

    • Robert Sanchez
      Robert Sanchez Hace un día

      cioda those are countries with “socialized medicine and or education” not socialist countries. Which one of them elected a right wing candidate due to the economy failure and another one has the highest rape statistics in the world.

    • cioda
      cioda Hace 5 días

      All of the Nordic countries. (Finland, Sweden, Denmark) Norway, Iceland, and some consider Germany and France a social Democracy.

    • Robert Sanchez
      Robert Sanchez Hace 5 días

      cioda what socialists democracies? Name one that has been successful

  • Paula Meder
    Paula Meder Hace 12 días

    You should talk about the Venezuelan migration.

  • michael diaz
    michael diaz Hace 12 días

    This guy @John Petersen says that Venezuela is a waste of time.
    Tell him to go to hell!!!!

  • Isaac Macedo
    Isaac Macedo Hace 13 días

    You don't live in Brasil. You don't know what is happening. I'm from Brasil and know that all your information are wrong about Bolsonaro. I just say that you have your brain washed by your own media. To now one you are just an idiot to me!

  • Roberto Rodríguez
    Roberto Rodríguez Hace 13 días

    some dipshit gringos here writing mierda knowing shit about Venezuela and knowing shit about the intervention of their fascist, racist imperialist government in the internal affairs of Venezuela. they are just parrots repeating john oliver's stupid shit.

  • Roberto Rodríguez
    Roberto Rodríguez Hace 13 días +1


  • Roberto Rodríguez
    Roberto Rodríguez Hace 13 días

    john oliver, eres un pedazo de mierda

  • Alejandro Sanchez
    Alejandro Sanchez Hace 13 días

    This is the biggest garbage ever, and this is so fucked up for the Venezuelans. John Oliver is so full of BS.

  • Sasha
    Sasha Hace 13 días +35

    I honestly don’t fully understand what the word Socialism means, not because I never learned it, but because we Americans throw that word out so often that I don’t remember anymore. It means anything you want it to most of the time here.

    • EvKrusty
      EvKrusty Hace un día

      its called a dictionary you idiot

    • Sasha
      Sasha Hace 3 días

      GravitySloth I know what socialism means in a literal sense. I could have googled it if I didn’t know. My point is that Republican tend to use the word Socialism as their go to for anything really. They think hitler was a socialist, they think universal healthcare is somehow socialist, etc...

    • GravitySloth
      GravitySloth Hace 3 días +1

      Basically, it is the belief that the government should help its people. More specifically, it is the belief that the gov't should provide food, shelter, healthcare, and education to its people if they can't afford it themselves, and that they should protect their citizens against exploitation by corporations, banks, and employers.

    • Kieran Saul
      Kieran Saul Hace 4 días

      It means if Bernie Sanders gets elected, America will be eating rats. And bunnies.

    • Nik Murphy
      Nik Murphy Hace 4 días

      It's just code for Stalin-esque communism.

  • David McCray
    David McCray Hace 13 días

    you suck John O. 85k likes 10k dislikes

  • David McCray
    David McCray Hace 13 días

    Venezula's problems are a direct result of the Satanist American State department, Israel Zionists pigs, and evil Saudi Arabia

  • Bruck G. D.
    Bruck G. D. Hace 13 días

    American and British propaganda at its best.

  • not a nazi Ashton
    not a nazi Ashton Hace 14 días

    was this is 2018 October it is now 1.3 million inflation

  • Vânia Luz Crespo Black
    Vânia Luz Crespo Black Hace 14 días


  • Thiago Alves
    Thiago Alves Hace 14 días

    This guy knows nothing about Venezuela.

  • karolyny2009
    karolyny2009 Hace 14 días


    • cioda
      cioda Hace 5 días

      What are you talking about.

    SCOUNDREL Hace 14 días

    America is headed down the same road it will only take longer. They have convinced the public everything is fake or a conspiracy from the Dems. or anyone who don't play along those who don't are being forced out, leaving and retiring. The moderate and bi-partisan era is over from the right, why settle when you can have it all, the art of the deal. Sadly it's going to backfire and the people will suffer.

  • Wesley Almeida
    Wesley Almeida Hace 14 días +3

    Vc é um corvarde ,seu monstro maldito .

  • Paladoxo
    Paladoxo Hace 14 días +2

    I've just seen the last news about Brazil's election... this is what would happen with Brazil if we kept Lula's party in power.

  • Cesar Marzullo
    Cesar Marzullo Hace 14 días

    OHHH... so you are against the government regime in Venezuela.... but you make a program asking for Brazilians to vote for Haddad...that basically will transform Brazil into a Venezuela... SAD!!! I GIVE YOU AND YOUR STAFF two WORDS TO LOOK / RESEARCH FOR: URSAL, FORO DE SÃO PAULO.

    • Cesar Marzullo
      Cesar Marzullo Hace 13 días

      Não se trata em colocar todos abaixo de um único líder, mas sim de criar um bloco de países com a mesma ideologia, e com a mesma cartilha... o Foro de São Paulo: entidade internacional criada pelo PT-Lula e Fidel Castro com o objetivo inicial de unir as lideranças de esquerda da América Latina; e, agora, já reunidas, passou a ter o objetivo de transformar toda a América Latina num grande bloco comunista mundial.

    • Nathaniel Claw
      Nathaniel Claw Hace 13 días

      +Cesar Marzullo o foro de são Paulo não tem nada a ver com a ursal. A ursal é uma teoria da conspiração que só ficou famosa por causa do Daciolo. Você acha que ditadores iriam querer fazer um país gigantesco sendo que isso tiraria o poder deles? Ou você acha que eles iriam dividir o poder pra governar a ursal?

    • Cesar Marzullo
      Cesar Marzullo Hace 14 días

      Sim existe, e o seu plano de criação está dentro do Foro de São Paulo, assinado pelas alianças Esquerdistas e Bolivarianas. Vai acreditando que não existe.

    • Nathaniel Claw
      Nathaniel Claw Hace 14 días

      Ursal não existe

  • Elvin S. Figueroa S
    Elvin S. Figueroa S Hace 14 días

    Un pajarito, really?! He is smoking something.

  • Fenixz Filip
    Fenixz Filip Hace 15 días

    Preparation for the USA to invade and bring democracy to this contry...oh yeah and take your oil.

  • username 0504
    username 0504 Hace 15 días

    You know that Haddad, one of the candidates for president of Brazil, supports Venezuela's Government, right?

  • giligara30492
    giligara30492 Hace 15 días

    Oi! That joke about Colombia is... accurate. Totally accurate. 😂😂😂
    A Colombian.

  • Alaric Mcgregor
    Alaric Mcgregor Hace 15 días


  • Vitor Takara
    Vitor Takara Hace 15 días +1


  • Minyaw
    Minyaw Hace 15 días

    "Plenty of socialist countries that look nothing like Venezuela?"

  • AiKhan
    AiKhan Hace 16 días

    If u r starving how r u going 2 make enough poop 2 throw?

    XSI1N1ESTROX X Hace 16 días


  • clau wesker
    clau wesker Hace 16 días +1

    Socialism/comunism is sheer craziness!

  • sigueasi1
    sigueasi1 Hace 16 días

    Must've been a bad week in punditry eh? Not one mention of the influence of rightwing Venezuelans living in the US.

  • jord boss
    jord boss Hace 16 días

    Theres a basket in the back with a sign in it that says "clap". 12:05

  • Mildred Curbelo
    Mildred Curbelo Hace 16 días

    Great video

  • BV The Montenegrin Mapper

    12:07 If you're not physically present there, then it's actually funny.

  • BV The Montenegrin Mapper

    8:45 😂😂😂😂 Roasted!

  • Manuel Bernal
    Manuel Bernal Hace 17 días +1

    6:42 You should tackle sometime corruption in Colombia, is so unbelievable that it has reached absurd levels (almost comedic levels), it is magical realism at its best... sadly

  • BV The Montenegrin Mapper

    8:39 Sassy!

  • BV The Montenegrin Mapper

    0:10 Fucking hilarious!

  • that toasty carnotaurus
    that toasty carnotaurus Hace 17 días

    I’m disappointed in the people who say that John Oliver is lying, he is telling the truth, that Empire files guy, his video is BS. Why would you believe a guy who claims that the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is basically a fake? You can see in this video that this is happening in real life! You can’t just sweep it under the rug like that! It’s a failing state that will keep on failing unless we do something.

  • Jack Rota
    Jack Rota Hace 17 días

    Note: never look at comments on a Last Week Tonight video