Saturday, August 20, 2016

Venezuela's President Maduro Is Warning Opponents That Any Coup Against The Government Will Be Dealt Serverely

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a visit to an industrial sawmill in Chaguaramas, Venezuela August 18, 2016. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: Maduro says any Venezuela coup bid would meet tougher reaction than Turkey's

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said the purge by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meted out on rivals after a failed coup would look like child's play compared with the action he would take if opposition tried something similar in the OPEC nation.

"Did you see what happened in Turkey?" said Maduro, in a televised public event on Thursday evening. "Erdogan will seem like a nursing baby compared to what the Bolivarian revolution will do if the right wing steps over the line with a coup."

After an abortive military coup in July, Erdogan's government detained, suspended or placed under investigation more than 60,000 people in the military, judiciary, civil service and education.

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More News On The Crisis In Venezuela

Venezuela Proposes Blacklisting Opponents Amid Recall Push -- Bloomberg
Venezuela's Maduro Promises That He Will Repress Opposition Worse than Turkey's Erdogan -- Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela On The Brink, Large Protest Seeks To Pressure President To Resign -- Forbes
Venezuela’s Gold Reserves Tumble 25% Amid Economic Crisis -- Bloomberg
Venezuela Bans Lines Outside of Bakeries that Spread “Anxiety” -- PanAm Post


Just a carpenter. said...

He's Bernie Sanders with a good backhand.

Just a carpenter. said...

He's Bernie Sanders with a good backhand.