Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Venezuela Prepares For The 'Mother Of All Marches' Today

Voice of America: Venezuela Braces for ‘Mother of All Marches’ Wednesday

CARACAS, VENEZUELA — As Venezuela’s center-right opposition prepares to stage "the mother of all marches" Wednesday to protest President Nicol├ís 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 of 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 ordered military troops to fan out nationwide.

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More News On Venezuela Preparing For The 'Mother Of All Marches' Today

Venezuela braces for the 'mother of all protests' as both sides call for rallies -- The Guardian
Venezuelan opposition to hold 'mother of all marches' against Maduro -- Reuters
Venezuela quintuples Bolivarian militias as Maduro opponents prepare for ‘mother of all protests’ -- Washington Times
Maduro executes Plan Zamoro to tackle "mother of all protests" in Venezuela -- Euronews
Venezuela's Maduro to provide guns to 400,000 loyalists amid peaking tension -- FOX News
Ahead of huge protests in Venezuela, here's what you need to know -- Rafael Romo and Marilia Brocchetto, CNN
As protests swell, Venezuela spirals into 'deep economic crisis' -- CNN
Venezuela slams nations for 'meddling' over protest call -- BBC
Five things to understand about oil-rich, cash-poor Venezuela -- DW


James said...

When the party or person in power starts using the word "betrayal" in speeches to his security forces in reference to the opposition the die is truly cast.

Aizino Smith said...

Maduro, The Communist, is preparing to commit genocide against the people that won't kiss his ass.

Will Young Communist line up to get a gun?


But only if some Lefty group pays his airfare and his mother gives him permission.