Friday, October 28, 2016

The Unrest In Venezuela Is Now Entering A Dangerous Phase

Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shout slogans as they gather outside the National Assembly building during a session in Caracas, Venezuela October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Reuters: Venezuela crisis enters dangerous phase as Maduro foes go militant

CARACAS (Reuters) - In a curious convergence of events on the same day last week, four Venezuelan provincial courts issued identical rulings, state governors quickly hit Twitter to celebrate, then the election board emailed a short but bombshell statement.

Opposition hopes for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro were dashed, on grounds of fraud in an initial signature drive. The vote was off.

For many in the opposition, that settled a years-old debate about the nature of Venezuela's socialist government, uniting them in conviction they are now fighting a dictatorship.

Their new militancy heightens the risk of unrest as the South American OPEC member of 30 million people grapples with a dangerous economic and political crisis.

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WNU Editor: This sends a chill up my spine .... Venezuelan Regime Threatens to Take Over Businesses that Join Opposition Strike (Panam Post).

More News On The Unrest In Venezuela

Venezuela opposition heaps pressure, Maduro scoffs -- Reuters
Venezuela opposition parties call general strike following violent protests -- IBTimes
Venezuela's Maduro pledges to crush looming strike -- AFP
Venezuela’s Maduro promises minimum wage rise amid protests -- France 24
Venezuela's Maduro promises 40 percent wage hike after opposition protests -- DW
A Showdown Looms in Venezuela as Maduro Tramples Democracy -- Frida Ghitis, WPR
Political Risk Analysis: Is Venezuela Now Entering A Full-Blown Political Crisis? -- Nathaniel Parish Flannery, Forbes
After 24 Years, I Am Leaving the Disaster Venezuela Has Become -- Peter Wilson, Foreign Policy

7 comments:

Aizino Smith said...

Another socialist/communist success story!

Matthew Dupuis said...

A Venezuelan implosion will be the Western hemisphere's Syria, except it won't be radical islamists, it will be radical catholic drug-lords pushing people into a mass migration.

Aizino Smith said...
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Aizino Smith said...

The drugs lords are not Catholic.

They might get married in a church and they might get their kids baptized in a church, but that is the extent of their invovlement.

That is more of a cultural or monkey "me too" thing.

"A Venezuelan implosion will be the Western hemisphere's Syria, except it won't be radical islamists, it will be radical " SOCIALIST "drug-lords pushing people into a mass migration."

Will Danny Glover be manning the ramparts when the starving masses storm the presidential palace?

Anonymous said...

I have been following the story in Venezuela for some years. It is amazing how much the population will take without rising up. It says a lot about the level of influence the Cuban communists have had in setting up the internal security system of Chavez/Maduro.

RRH said...
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Aizino Smith said...

"Venezuela is not Cuba,

I see more parallels between what the Venezuelans and Americans are dealing with. Most know Maduro and the gang are inept but joining the opppsition just means turning back to mass poverty -and no programs- under Caprilles,Carmona and other Vende Patrias.

They are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

If it keeps up, we may just see a Cuban style revolution and/or civil war. There are certainly those who have been preparing for it since Chavez' time." -RRH

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The Venezuelans had their Cuban revolution. That was Chavez friend, benefactor and ally of Cuba.

Not only that but Chavez was a Nnarco-terrorist lord just like the Cuban leaders.

"Most know Maduro and the gang are inept but joining the opposition" GASP is too horrible ...

Better to starve to death with dignity under Maduro (he means well) than to try anything else but socialism.

Who is the gang with Maduro? they are the people who were with Chavez.

Or did they all die when Chavez died?

Maybe they did! they were all executed so they could be buried with Xhavez in the manner of Shi-huang-di
. So we do not have the original Chavanistas but something else. Something not holy.

Still one suspect that the gang with Maduro if not original chavanists (We should do a survey to belie the 'concerns of devout, religious socialist like RRH.) are suitably religiously devout socialist.After all how many American Leftist have flown to Caracas to signal their virtue.

Maybe RRH is not sufficiently impressed with Maduro because he never traveled to the UN in NYC and said "I smell SULFUR!"