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Venezuela crisis: Three killed at anti-government protests
BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC

Posted on 04/19/2017 11:05:33 PM PDT by Nextrush

At least three people have been killed in protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

A teenager in the capital of Caracas and a woman in San Cristobal, near the Colombian border, were shot dead.....

Tens of thousands of people rallied to demand new presidential elections and the release of jailed opposition politicians. Mr. Maduro accused the opposition of attacking police.

He also accused them of looting shops.....

Meanwhile, opposition leader Henrique Capriles has called for further protests on Thursday.

Despite having the world's largest proven oil reserves, Venezuela has suffered for several years from high inflation, rampant crime and a shortage of basic goods...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: venezuela
Game on in Venezuela as the opposition vows to keep its peaceful protests up.

Yesterday (April 19) was not just the anniversary of Lexington and Concord in our country (1775), but the anniversary of Venezuela's quest for independence from Spain in 1810.

Now Venezuelan's are struggling to gain independence from the Cuban Communist grip imposed on them by Chavez and now Maduro. These protests have been called a "Second Independence Day" for the country.

The government's crackdown yesterday was obvious for all to see.

The government is claiming one of its own was killed in the protests, but like all Communist regime's it claims those opposing it are violent and extreme.

Heck, they sound like what our government officials were saying about Ammon Bundy in Oregon last year. But of course the only violence there came from the government side in the end.

1 posted on 04/19/2017 11:05:33 PM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

Daniel Duquenal’s post about what happened in Caracas yesterday.

“Terror in Caracas” with some pictures of the thugs and the tear gas attack.

2 posted on 04/19/2017 11:08:22 PM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: Nextrush; Travis McGee; Diogenesis; null and void; SkyPilot; Roman_War_Criminal; LucyT; Liz
[He also accused them of looting shops..... ]

Oh, for a moment there, I thought they were talking about America's homegrown terrorists. My bad.

3 posted on 04/19/2017 11:54:20 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Hebrews 13:2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for ... some have unwittingly entertained angels)
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To: Nextrush

As enthusiastic as I am to see the revolt against Maduro I fear the “revolting” people want more socialismo and will support the next guy that promises free stuff.

4 posted on 04/19/2017 11:59:20 PM PDT by Organic Panic (Flinging poo is not a valid argument)
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To: Organic Panic

For now the people are coming out in the streets and Henrique Capriles of the opposition has called on everyone to come out again today.

The government claims of violence coming from the opposition are going to be used as a pretext to arrest Mr. Capriles.

Other opposition leaders were arrested and jailed after previous protests.

The USA and 11 OAS countries are watching the situation and they oppose Maduro’s crackdown.

Where that leads I don’t know......

The Corporatist and Globalist elites don’t like pure Communism ala Venezuela.

Their socialist-capitalist partnership is much more multinational corporation friendly.

5 posted on 04/20/2017 1:11:05 AM PDT by Nextrush (Freedom is everybody's business: Remember Pastor Niemoller)
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To: Organic Panic

I think a majority of people in Venezuela now realize that socialism only works by seizing money from the productive to give to the unproductive.

The civil war in Venezuela will be between those who work versus those who don’t.

6 posted on 04/20/2017 2:05:22 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Maduro just today seized the GM plant in VZ. GM announced that it is ceasing operations immediately. That’ll help the economy...Communism is based on total unreality.

7 posted on 04/20/2017 2:58:17 AM PDT by livius
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Don’t worry, the riots will end as soon as the people starve to death.

8 posted on 04/20/2017 5:16:20 AM PDT by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: Nextrush

This is what’s called the Happy Comrade Dance, coming soon to a dictatorship near you.

9 posted on 04/20/2017 5:43:20 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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These marches may have worked earlier on, but they’re nothing more than an opportunity for the government to monitor the opposition and compile a list of targets.

As I understand the situation, Chavez succeeded by giving certain thuggish cretins power and wealth (comparatively speaking.) They are ward healers with muscle to back them up. And, they are the lowest row of the political pyramid.

That’s where the opposition has to focus its attentions, if you get my drift.

10 posted on 04/20/2017 12:05:36 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: Nextrush

Bush could’ve stopped Hugo back in’02 but you had Jimmy certify that it was a fair election. A two year old could see this coming.

11 posted on 04/21/2017 3:29:19 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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