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Well its been more than a week since I posted something. Kind of defeats the purposes of calling this Southeastern Skate Supply Weekly. Anyway, I have a very interesting story for you today.

So, Venezuela has been in the news a lot for their near civil war between socialist President Nicolás Maduro and U.S. backed Juan Guaidó. The cause of all this trouble is due to the extreme economic depression under the socialist party that has caused many to go hungry and not receive the medicine they need. The hyperinflation is another cause of the unrest. It is so bad that 1 US Dollar is equal to 637 Venezuelan Bolivars. If you want to read more here is a link to the BBC article I got this information from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36319877

Enough about the negative stuff. How about we talk about Christmas and a unique tradition that the Venezuelans have. In the city of Caracas the locals strap on their roller skates and head to church on Christmas Eve. Children tie a string to their toes and lay the stings out the window the night before, and in the morning the skaters tug on the string to wake them up. The children then gather their own skates and join the skaters! This might be a fun tradition to start here in the States. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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