Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is Venezuela On The Verge Of Becoming A Failed State?

RTE: US warns Venezuela crisis could become major conflict

The United States has warned that Venezuela's crisis is worsening and could escalate into a major conflict similar to Syria or South Sudan.

At least 43 people have died during weeks of clashes between government forces and opposition demonstrators angry at President Nicolas Maduro's moves to strengthen his hold on power and his handling of an economic and political crisis.

Following a closed-door session of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters that the crisis in Venezuela is deepening.

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WNU Editor: Venezuela's neighbouring countries are expecting the worse .... Brazil preparing for possible mass influx of Venezuelan refugees (Reuters)

More News On The Unrest In Venezuela

US: Venezuela crisis worsening, wants to prevent new Syria -- AP
New death in Venezuela puts toll at level of 2014 unrest -- ABC News/AP
Venezuela sends 2,000 troops to state hit by looting, protests -- Reuters
Venezuelan government sends troops to border state to stop looting and violence -- The Guardian
Venezuela: Soldiers sent to quell looting amid protests -- BBC
Police and Protesters in Venezuela Share Common Grievances -- NYT
Riot Police on Venezuela’s Front Lines Seek a Way Out -- WSJ
Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis -- Washington Post/AP
Venezuela president says politicians are 'the new Jews that Hitler pursued' -- The Guardian/Reuters
US pushes UN to address Venezuela crisis -- AFP
UN Security Council Briefed on Venezuela Situation -- VOA
United Nations Security Council turns eye to Venezuela crisis -- Reuters
Venezuela: Where supplies are few and pain is everywhere -- Nick Paton Walsh and Marilia Brocchetto, CNN
Venezuela’s Oil Production On The Brink Of Collapse -- Nick Cunningham,


RussInSoCal said...

Socialism at its pinnacle. If there were ever a need for a palace coup, this is it.

B.Poster said...


I think you are right about a "coup" needed and socialism. I must point out though for a "coup" to work it must have the backing of the military. Right now, at least it appears to me, the military does not seem about to change sides.

Even if a coup does occur, the new government will not be any friendlier to America than the current one. In fact, it will probably be even more hostile to America than the current one. Rightly or wrongly we are hated there. As such, if we want to strengthen the current government, by all means we should get involved!!

We should stay as far from this as possible. If outsiders are to assist in the "coup," it should be the neighboring countries who are likely being adversely affected by refugees.

AZuLike said...

It's been failing. We all know they are forcing labor. Farming forced labor because there is no food.

fred lapides said...

I am so old that when teaching at a university I had any number of students from that country. Their parents would send them "north" if they were difficult, annoying, etc., to get them out the way but still cause them some good by getting education. A nice bunch and very sophisticated and of course wealthy.