The great state of Louisiana is currently facing a crisis situation that hopefully does not get too out of hand. A drastic increase in flooding within the state has caused many people to flee their homes in fear. Luckily for these people they have the option of leaving when things become too difficult to stay. For those American citizens currently facing jail time for mistakes they have made in the past, they are confined to their jails and prisons and are unable to make those same choices. Family members of these incarcerated individuals need to feel that their loved ones are taken care of during these time periods, and the only way for them to know for sure that they are safe is if they are able to communicate with them somehow. Fortunately communication technology giant Securus Technologies has come to the rescue, providing free calling service to Louisiana customers.
Securus Technologies produces state of the art communications software, mainly in form of a free mobile application that supports both Android and Apple devices. This application is easy to install and use and provides video conferencing calls between inmates and their family members. Not only does this form of technology make communication that much simpler for inmates and their families but it also provides a more convenient method of interaction between them as to avoids wait times for visitation, as well as drive times to reach prisons.
By providing this free opportunity to customers in Louisiana, Securus Technologies is able to not only increase their clientele but are also able to label them as being humanitarian to a degree. Their support in these difficult times allows their customers to not only have peace of mind but the knowledge that Securus cares for them.
Venezuela is the oil-rich South American country that is in disaster mode. Venezuela has the richest oil reserves in the world, but the government has squandered away all the money the country earned from the sale of crude over the last 17 years. Hugo Chavez began a successful quest to make Venezuela one of the most successful socialist countries in the world in 1999, and for several years he made that happen. He put several social policies in place that helped the poor in his country, and he became one of the most loved leaders in Venezuela history. But Chavez died in 2013, and the man he picked to run the country, Nicolas Maduro, has run Venezuela into the ground, according to the former president of the Chamber of Commerce in Caracas, José Manuel González.
José Manuel González is now the deputy of the National Assembly for the state of Guárico, and he has been trying to get Maduro under control for the last two years. González is one of the country’s top agriculture entrepreneurs. He watched Chavez and Maduro seize farms and cut food production in order to increase the country’s import business. Chavez wanted to import food, and when crude oil prices started to drop, Maduro was too lame to change some of the policies that Chavez put in place. Venezuela’s oil exports took a nosedive, and the money stopped coming in. The farms that once produced enough corn and grain to support the country were gone ,and a food shortage started to turn the streets of Caracas into avenues of crime, according to Manuel.
The opposition is trying to remove Maduro from office, and the recent rally that included millions of starving people let Maduro know that his reign of terror is coming to an end, according to González. Maduro expelled all the foreign reporters, so the outside world doesn’t see how Maduro handled the protest. Maduro believes the rally is the work of imperialist forces, and he vows he will stay in office. But González thinks Maduro is on his way out, in one way or another.