Worldly CurioNovember 17, 2018
Venezuela's new 'fatherland' ID card, created with China's ZTE, helps create social control
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.
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