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Venezuela on the Brink Infographic and Poll data
Iron Mill News ^ | 3/14/2014 | Chris Wawra

Posted on 03/14/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT by politisite

As the Venezuelan government continues to violently crack down on protesters, the credibility of Maduro’s regime hangs in the balance. The world has been watching Venezuela, as well as both Ukraine and Thailand, during these difficult political times Maduro’s government has been accused of human rights violations by the U.N. and over half the 1World voters on the ground in the three embattled countries around the world (Ukraine, Venezuela and Thailand) feel unsafe in their country. To make matters worse, 30% feel the domestic media coverage of the unrest is inaccurate and 50% think the coverage has been mixed.

(Excerpt) Read more at ironmill.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crisis; unrest; venezuela; world

1 posted on 03/14/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT by politisite
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To: politisite

Not surprised. The folks there are ready to revolt.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 7:44:46 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: politisite

Venezuela reminds me of Obamacare.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 8:02:33 AM PDT by pallis
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To: politisite

I’m sorry, but I hope Venezuela stays in the grips of the Chavistas for another 30 years, and I hope they turn the country into another North Korea.

It would be a great example to everyone else in South America, and the world, to have another living example of socialist politics in action. It will actually help other countries avoid their fate.

Hugo Chavez and his group were not invaders, they did not come from outer space. They were chosen and supported by many Venezuelans. Its time for them to pay for their choices.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: politisite
Hollywood and The MSM love their Socialist Dictators, I don't expect much coverage till all hell breaks loose.

They purport to be "For The People", so lets see how they treat & report on the "rebels".

5 posted on 03/14/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: PGR88
It would be a great example to everyone else in South America, and the world, to have another living example of socialist politics in action. It will actually help other countries avoid their fate.

That might be true if most weren't already suffering the same fate.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 8:24:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TexasCajun
There is a nasty racist side to all of this in more countries than just Venezuela.

Whatever improvements post WWII governments were able to make in Latin America invariably led to explosive population growth in the lower classes. These groups tend to be much less European in racial composition than the small middle and upper classes, which traditionally ran these places, and which do not increase their numbers very much.

Venezuela is a perfect case in point. The have-nots are much browner ... even blacker ... than the haves. There's no welfare, no EBT, no Obamaphones or AFDC. They are ripe for government handouts and for demagoguery. In fact, racism is a definite part of the Cuban government under Fidel and Raúl. The whiter upper and middle classes having been exiled, Cuba is now an Afro-Latin country.

"get Whitey's Stuff," is just as workable a mantra in Latin America as in North America.

7 posted on 03/14/2014 9:23:02 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is in Hospice Care. Hold all contributions.)
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To: PGR88
Hugo Chavez and his group were not invaders, they did not come from outer space. They were chosen and supported by many Venezuelans. Its time for them to pay for their choices.

The same could be said for the USA and 0bama.

Do you feel the same about the USA - that "it's time for us to pay for our choices"? I don't. Chavez was *elected* in even shadier conditions than 0 was.

Oh, and I'm glad the Brits didn't feel that way about Germany, in 1939.

8 posted on 03/14/2014 9:45:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cripplecreek

Good point.


9 posted on 03/14/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long
Oh, and I'm glad the Brits didn't feel that way about Germany, in 1939.

Venezualans now have to wait in line for toilet paper, rice and beans. Their misery will be their own. If they decide to invade another country, then that's a different question.

10 posted on 03/14/2014 10:42:07 AM PDT by PGR88
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