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  • Venezuelan protesters tear down statue of Hugo Chavez

    05/07/2017 2:00:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Roughly one month ago I asked what the end game in Venezuela might look like as the country continues to spiral out of control. Judging by what’s been happening this weekend we may be getting close to an answer to that question. Despite the ramped up “militias” of President Nicolas Maduro and the dozens of people who have died in violent clashes between protesters and militia groups, starving and disaffected citizens continue to take to the streets. In one Venezuelan city, a statue of former dictator Hugo Chavez was torn down and smashed in the streets. (Video via the Daily...
  • Venezuela crisis: Opposition condemns Maduro move

    05/03/2017 2:30:22 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/2/2017 | BBC
    Opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have set up roadblocks and staged demonstrations demanding elections as the country's political and economic crisis deepens. They responded with defiance to his call for a new constitution to end unrest that has killed 28 people... The U.S. said it was a bid to cling to power, while Brazil called it a "coup"..... "The constituent assembly that Maduro has announced is a manipulation to escape elections," AFP news agency quoted student Raul Hernandez, 22, as saying. He was among about 100 people blocking a major road in the capital Caracas. Elsewhere, security forces deployed...
  • Marching on May 1st, Labor Day in Venezuela (FRONT LINE REPORT FROM VENEZUELA PROTESTS)

    05/02/2017 3:56:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Venezuela News And Views ^ | 5/2/2017 | Daniel Duquenal
    ..... with the crowds I found these nuns in perfect anti Maduro gear. The crowds, patiently waiting, were already significant...... ... walking all the way uphill to the Cota Mill avenue where we would supposedly turn left to bypass already installed blockades....... I heard a big rumor while I was walking up a hill. By the time I turned back I realized it was a squadron of well, "freedom fighters." The youth of Caracas has learned to fight and to get organized. What you see is the mere tail end of one of those groups that went by me, albeit...
  • Maduro hikes minimum wage by 60% (Venezuela)

    05/01/2017 6:35:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/2017 | BBC
    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered a 60% increase in the country's minimum wage, effective from Monday...... The pay rise is the third this year from Mr. Maduro, and aims to benefit government workers and the military. It comes a month after deadly protests erupted in the country...... Even residents of traditionally pro-Maduro districts have been joining the protests. "I have been a month now joining in all the protests because I want my country to be free of this dictatorship," said 42 year-old Yoleida Viloria, a hairdresser from the capital, Caracas. Observers fear 1 May could bring a spike...
  • This May Be Venezuelas Tiananmen Square Moment

    04/24/2017 8:27:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Ana Quintana
    Venezuela is no stranger to protests, but the recent uprisings have rocked the country and stirred questions about the nations future.This past week, the mother of all protests has seen upward of 2 million Venezuelans take to the streets demanding an end to the notoriously corrupt Maduro regime.Beginning on what would be the 207th anniversary of the countrys independence from Spain, frustrated Venezuelans have taken to the streets demanding change. So far, three Venezuelans have been killed in the marches, hundreds have been injured, and 500 have been arrested.In the span of just over 20 years, President Nicols Maduro, his...
  • And the next stop is.....(VENEZUELA)

    04/22/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Venezuela News And Views ^ | 4/22/2017 | Daniel Duquenal
    OK, a lot has been going on. I cannot catch up with everything. So here follows a summary of sorts mixed with my conclusions..... FACT 1 April 19 was the nail in the coffin for street protest from chavismo. The opposition drew a GIGANTIC crowd from Eastern Caracas. Basically anyone that could make it did so....Some experts put at 3 million those who set foot on the street if anything to wave a flag as marchers went by. I will settle for two million which is A-W-E-S-O-M-E..... But that is not all, there were huge marches in many places of...
  • Venezuela crisis: Police fire tear gas as protests enter second day

    04/20/2017 1:40:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    Police in Venezuela have fired tear gas during the second day of violent protests in the capital, Caracas.... The huge protests in Caracas and western Venezuela come amid a serious economic crisis in the country. Opposition leaders have accused Mr. Maduro of ruling the country like a dictator...... Venezuela's opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, earlier this week called on the public to take part in anti-government protests across the country to press their demands for early presidential elections and the release of jailed politicians.....
  • Venezuela protests to continue today, opposition leaders calls on ALL to participate

    04/20/2017 3:57:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    4/20/2017 | Self
    The tweet from Governor Henrique Capriles, Venezuelan opposition leader, was loud and clear last evening. "Attention our beloved Venezuela. No one surrenders, our duty to defend CRBV (Constitition of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) against the self-governing madurist! Tomorrow #20A ALL!" Venezuelans are coming back out on the streets today to protest against the Cuban-style Communist rule of President Nicholas Maduro. Article 332 of the constitution gives Venezuelans the right to revolt against tyranny. Peaceful protestors were confronted with government violence yesterday. As thousands converged on the main expressway in Caracas, the regime opened up with tear gas volleys designed...
  • Venezuela Braces for "Mother of All Marches" Wednesday

    04/19/2017 2:24:37 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    VOA News ^ | 4/18/2017 | Carol Guensburg/Goldy Fogel
    CARACAS,VENEZUELA--As Venezuela's center-right opposition prepares to stage "the mother of all marches" Wednesday to protest President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to consolidate power, the besieged leader has called for a countermarch and declared plans to expand the country's civilian militias. Maduro, speaking to thousands to uniformed militia members assembled Monday at the presidential palace in Caracas, said they must determine whether they are "with the homeland or with the betrayal of the homeland." The president announced a goal to ramp up their ranks to half a million, from the current 100,000, and to arm each with a gun. On Sunday, he'd...
  • Week 2 of the dictatorship: assorted pelting (VENEZUELA)

    04/13/2017 3:59:28 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Venezuela News and Views ^ | 4/12/2017 | Daniel Duquenal
    The sensation yesterday was Maduro in San Felipe receiving egg on his face, literally. Though I doubt it was egg considering their price and lack of food. Make that rotten eggs and stones and dog s*it as the more likely projectiles. The video has gone viral...... A more worrisome pelting was done today in Caracas when the traditional Nazareno mass og good Wednesday, offered by the most senior member of the Church available, this time Cardinal Urosa was broken in by chavistas. I would like to point out at around 20 seconds the hate distorted face a few of these...
  • Venezuela's Maduro jeered by crowd as unrest grows

    04/12/2017 2:32:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2017 | Maria Ramirez and Alexandra Ulmer
    Angry Venezuelans threw objects at President Nicholas Maduro during a rally on Tuesday, as protests mount against the unpopular leftist leader amid a brutal economic crisis and what critics say is his lurch into dictatorship. State television footage showed a crowd mobbing the vehicle that Maduro was standing on as he waved goodbye at the end of a military event in San Felix, in the south-eastern state of Bolivar. Amid the commotion, people threw objects at Maduro, who was wearing a traditional Venezuelan suit and a yellow-blue-red presidential sash, while his bodyguards scrambled. The state broadcaster then halted transmission. In...
  • An easy move Trump could make in dealing with Venezuela

    03/18/2017 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 18, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was only yesterday when Ed was talking about the decision by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to crack down on “illegal bakers” who were committing the unimaginable sin of making brownies using… flour. As ridiculous as the story sounds, it was only one more of many bricks in a constantly growing wall which should be telling us that this guy needs to go. The people of Venezuela are literally starving to death in the streets while Maduro and his cronies continue to eat well and live comfortable lifestyles. But what, if anything, can we realistically do about it? The editorial...
  • Venezuela's 100-bolivar note withdrawal causes chaos (NO Replacement Currency)

    12/16/2016 7:29:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 16, 2016
    Venezuela's highest denomination banknote has ceased to be legal tender, in a move that has caused cash chaos and long queues at banks this week. Some cash machines on Thursday were still issuing the old 100-bolivar notes, hours before they expired. President Nicolas Maduro said new higher-denomination bills would be fully distributed in January.
  • VIDEO TWEET: Venezuela National Guard Blocked from Exchanging 100 B Notes at Bank by Angry Crowd

    12/14/2016 10:27:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 13, 2016 | Roco San Miguel
    El pueblo hizo retroceder a la GNB en Lara, impidiendo q depositaran sus kilos de billetes de 💯. De donde sale tanto dinero en efectivo?... pic.twitter.com/idIhyUBhbR— Rocío San Miguel (@rociosanmiguel) December 13, 2016 TRANSLATION: The National Guard tries to exchange its own boxes of banknotes (how come they have such?). The people block access to the bank! Here is a direct LINK to the Tweet with the Video.
  • Venezuelas socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy. As with most of Maduros plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the countrys fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor, Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicols Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order all workers from...
  • Crazy Christiane Amanpour

    07/09/2016 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 8 July 2016 | Andrew Badinelli
    Shes a walking parody of an unhinged leftist reporter....But even among leftist hacks, Amanpour is a special case: Its almost as if shes trying to mock herself a Trump-is-a-Clinton-plant conspiracy theory, if you will, but in the mainstream media. She referred to devout Christianity as totalitarian in her August 23, 2007, CNN profile Christian Warriors. But in 2008, she fawned over the progress achieved by Fidel Castro, and in 2013 she wished Zimbawean dictator Robert Mugabe a happy birthday. If a higher-profile (read: important) person had such a rich historical cache of commentary, they would have already been driven...
  • New York Times Reporter Uses Takeout Food Excuse to Explain Venezuela Economic Collapse

    07/04/2016 4:39:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Takeout food?Yeah! That's just the ticket! It's about as good excuse as consumerism to explain the economic woes of Venezuela. A few weeks ago reporter Nicholas Casey of the New York Times almost completely avoided any mention of socialism and placed the blame for Venezuela's economic woes on a vague "consumerism" duringan interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air as chronicled in Newsbusters by Clay Waters. Since that "consumerism" excuse seems to have been widely mocked, Casey went to bat with an even more laughable excuse, comparing Venezuela's economic woes to someone who has been ordering takeout food for years...
  • Venezuelas democratic faade has completely crumbled

    07/02/2016 7:17:40 AM PDT · by NRx · 47 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07-01-2016 | Moiss Naim and Francisco Toro
    ...Chvez was either admired as a progressive visionary who gave voice to the poor or dismissed as just another third-world buffoon. Reality was more complex than that: Chvez pioneered a new playbook for how to bask in global admiration even as he hollowed out democratic institutions on the sly.Step one was his deft manipulation of elections. Chvez realized early that, as long as he kept holding and winning elections, nobody outside Venezuela would ask too many questions about what he did with his power in the interim. And so he mastered the paradoxical art of destroying democracy one election at...
  • Obama Partners with Terror-Sponsoring Castro Family against

    06/29/2016 10:45:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Some U.S. lawmakers still take their jobs seriously, especially members of the House Committee on Homeland Security. You see, as a crowning component of his fetish for “normalizing” relations with (embracing and subsidizing) the Terror-Sponsoring Castro-Family-Crime-Syndicate (called “Cuba” by Obama and his lapdog mainstream media) President Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland.In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures...
  • Venezuelans are storming supermarkets and attacking trucks as food supplies dwindle

    06/29/2016 5:13:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2016 at 12:31 PM | Joshua Partlow and Mariana Zuiga
    In the darkness the warehouse looks like any other, a metal-roofed hangar next to a clattering overpass, with homeless people sleeping nearby in the shadows. But inside, workers quietly unload black plastic crates filled with merchandise so valuable that mobs have looted delivery vehicles, shot up the windshields of trucks and hurled a rock into one drivers eye. Soldiers and police milling around the loading depots give this neighborhood the feel of a military garrison. [] The fight for food has begun in Venezuela. On any day, in cities across this increasingly desperate nation, crowds form to sack supermarkets. Protesters...