Skip to comments.Venezuela to slap arrested protestors with passport ban as unrest grows ["We're turning into Cuba"]
Posted on 02/22/2014 6:34:26 PM PST by grundle
Venezuela's Socialist government has warned it will suspend the passports of arrested protesters for five years amid a hardening crackdown on the bloody unrest that has spread nationwide in recent weeks, threatening to consume the volatile oil-rich nation.
Anger erupted among demonstrators in Caracas, as news broke on Friday night of the Interior Ministry resolution that anyone detained for disturbing the peace and the public order or participating in acts of violence would be barred from leaving the country. "We're turning into Cuba", government opponents wailed as they once again took to the streets for the daily protests that have now claimed nine lives nationwide.
The country was braced for further clashes on Saturday as government supporters and opponents gathered for large rival rallies in the capital. As the protests began, Ernesto Villegas, the minister of state for the revolutionary transformation of greater Caracas, warned the country was in "a spiral of death and destruction". "We can still stop a civil war," he urged.
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Reflecting on such events in the past one would hope Caracas will not be spelled C-A-R-C-A-S-S in the near future.
The fruits of Universal Suffrage
Nations enfranchise idiots and then are surprised that they elect marxists who promise them lots of free stuff
All fun and games until the toilet paper runs out and an imbecile is President
I wonder if they will line the borders and coasts with mines to keep ‘em in.
There’s an article on Foxsports about the Venezuelan players in MLB when they return home for 10 days and they told that it’s so bad, the supermarkets are all empty of food.
We ought to be supporting the uprising.
They took people thought to be dissidents out of hospitals and dragged them to the prosecutor to be charged. National Guard was said to have busted down the door of a 95-year old woman and beat her for allowing the protesters to use her bathroom.
The vast majority of violence is coming from the troops/cops/National Guard and collectivos loyal to the government. None of them will be charged.
There was a blog post of a guy who went to the store to get some staples and there was a crowd because there was a rumor of a shipment of canned milk.
He said since there was a limit some people who had too much were having to leave one at the counter and people would pounce to get it. He said he and his friend hung out in the store for hours to get one.
There are ways to stop that...
Restricting passports and the ability to travel outside of Venezuela is laughable. They have a 1375 mile long border with Columbia. It is jungle and mountains in the South and semi desert in the North and controlled by FARC and criminals in La Guajira on the coast of the Caribbean. That border is totally porous to those with the money for the bribe or to hire a boat.
Money? Their money is becoming worthless outside the borders. That is why they have go to the government and apply for US dollars or other currency when they travel outside the country.
Venezuelans look to your brothers in Kiev.
“Venezuelans look to your brothers in Kiev.”
I’ll bet they are and are taking notes.
Where is Sean Penn?