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November 17, 2018

Venezuela's new 'fatherland' ID card, created with China's ZTE, helps create social control

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Venezuela is rolling out a new, smart-card ID known as the 'carnet de la patria,' or 'fatherland card.' The ID transmits data about cardholders to computer servers. The card is increasingly linked by the government to subsidized food, health and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive. Produced by: Thomson Reuters. Image credit: Handout/Venezuelan presidency/Reuters.

Aired November 16, 2018

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Renee M
6:24 AM 28 November 2018
This entire report is erroneous and biased.
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Jaime V
3:19 AM 18 November 2018
Sad to see how Venezuela imploded under this tyrannical regime. Being controlled by this kind of cards is horrific
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