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Venezuela to slap arrested protestors with passport ban as unrest grows ["We're turning into Cuba"]
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/venezuela/10655912/Venezuela-to-slap-arrested-protestors-with-passport-ban-as-unrest-grows.html ^ | telegraph.co.uk | Hannah Strange and Alasdair Baverstock

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hugochavez; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; venezuela

1 posted on 02/22/2014 6:34:26 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
"...Anger erupted among demonstrators in Caracas, as news broke on Friday night"

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.

2 posted on 02/22/2014 6:39:28 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: grundle

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


3 posted on 02/22/2014 6:45:27 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: grundle

I wonder if they will line the borders and coasts with mines to keep ‘em in.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 6:48:33 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Rome2000

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.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 7:00:39 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: grundle

We ought to be supporting the uprising.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 9:04:12 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: max americana
"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."
yeah..just like Castro's Cuba..no food.
..a few days ago; was a thread, detailing the
utter starvation in Castro's Cuba. They used to
be self-sufficient, even exporting foodstuffs.
Michael "Fat Man" Moore must be devastated,
how's that free marvelous healthcare?

7 posted on 02/22/2014 9:06:38 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: grundle

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.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 9:08:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: grundle
participating in acts of violence would be barred from leaving the country.

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.

9 posted on 02/22/2014 9:09:50 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: max americana

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.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 9:11:51 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

There are ways to stop that...


11 posted on 02/22/2014 10:05:51 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: grundle

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.


12 posted on 02/22/2014 10:07:51 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii

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.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 10:09:53 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: grundle

Venezuelans look to your brothers in Kiev.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 10:17:28 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella; MinuteGal

“Venezuelans look to your brothers in Kiev.”

I’ll bet they are and are taking notes.


15 posted on 02/22/2014 10:50:58 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Rome2000

Where is Sean Penn?


16 posted on 02/23/2014 1:32:11 AM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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