Raul Stolk, Daily Beast: In Venezuela, a Rebellion Is Taking Shape, but Where Can It End?
The unrest of recent weeks weakens the Maduro regime by the day, but it’s far from clear what can replace it, or how.
Hugo Chávez left some very hard shoes to fill for his successor, Nicolás Maduro. Not because the shoes were malodorous or had holes in them, which they do, but because they required certain talents President Maduro just doesn’t have and will not acquire in whatever time he’s got left in office.
Chávez’s showmanship, his ability both to dictate and distract, was unparalleled—skills that would come in handy now that brutal clashes between government security forces and protesters are gaining momentum in Venezuela, and as the world points at the Maduro administration for breaking the constitutional order.
Last week was, for Maduro, an unmitigated disaster.
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WNU Editor: When you rule against the will of the people .... it never ends well. Here is an easy prediction .... its not going to end well in Venezuela.
More News On The Growing Crisis In Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro seeks to expand armed civilian militias -- AP
Venezuela's Maduro to provide guns to 400,000 loyalists amid peaking tension -- FOX News
Venezuela's Maduro Tells Militia to Seize Power if He is Deposed -- Latin American Herald Tribune
Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant demo -- Channel News Asia/AFP
Venezuela slams nations for 'meddling' over protest call -- BBC
Venezuela on the brink -- Kathleen Schuster, DW