The opposition in #Venezuela calls for new protests to push for ouster of President #Maduro after clashes that killed teenager and woman pic.twitter.com/lNjZhETdML
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) April 20, 2017
This article was updated on Thursday, April 20
General Motors immediately halted all operations Venezuela after its plant was unexpectedly seized by Maduro’s Gestapo. The dictator in Venezuela has taken the next step. His Democratic Socialist empire slips easily into communism when threatened.
The situation in Venezuela is dire as protesters returned to the streets each day despite violent clashes with the police and government militia.
This is the information barely reported in our Socialist-loving media. Where are Bernie, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson, Madonna???
The Madura militia only requires you have a gun issued by one of the dictatorship’s surplus. The 400,000 men, women and children are eligible to have a gun to shoot their fellow citizens who are protesting.
Nicolás Maduro expects these 400,000 to rally to his side in what many expect will be the eventual Venezuelan civil war, according to Fox News.
There are millions in the streets but the media is reporting thousands just as they did when Egypt erupted over Dictator Mohammed Morsi.
Venezuelans struggle for food and medical supplies, resorting to eating garbage. Salaries have been wiped out by hyperinflation.
THIS IS WHAT SOCIALISM LOOKS LIKE!
Protests ERUPT in the streets of Venezuela.
No food, no law & order, no hope!
RT to show the TRUTH! pic.twitter.com/2SOfsDX0Sq
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 19, 2017
People have demanded Maduro step down but he won’t. This is the Democrat Socialism Bernie Sanders boasts of. Democratic Socialism is hugely different from Socialism, he says, because you can vote for your leaders. This is how that works in practice.
Recently, his loyalist-backed Supreme Court tried to strip the opposition-led National Assembly of its powers but reversed their decision after strong public outcry.
The Supreme Court has blocked all reforms from opposition lawmakers.
CNN Money reports that unemployment is set to surpass 25% up from 7.4% in 2015 and it’s getting worse. Venezuela’s economy shrank a massive 18% last year and that too will continue.
Inflation is expected to skyrocket 720% this year, and, on its current path, the IMF predicts inflation will rise over 2000% in 2018.
Protesters have taken to the streets since Maduro’s administration barred opposition leader Henrique Capriles from holding any political office for the next 15 years.
At least four people have been killed in violent protests since April 1 as the army patrols the streets.
Maduro’s peers in Latin America — long silent on the country’s crises — are starting to speak out too.
“They are not fulfilling what we consider human rights,” Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri, told CNN earlier in April. “I am really worried about what is going on.”
VENEZUELA: Despite harsh repression, millions of people stay protesting against Maduro dictatorial government. pic.twitter.com/LS0NcMDwPO
— 1raRepVenezuela (@1raRepVenezuela) April 20, 2017
Turmoil in Venezuela has recently been exacerbated. @RafaelRomoCNN explains the events that led to violent protests https://t.co/V0TWCfTfNd pic.twitter.com/Fp04QaK8N1
— CNN (@CNN) April 20, 2017
Venezuela seized a GM plant! operations halted!
Notice that all of the fake civil libertarians in the West say nothing about the enslavement of Venezuelans. The same is true of North Korea. These “liberals” would rather trash the West for alleged abuses. A person can be measured by their aptitude to human suffering.
Socialism has never worked anywhere.
It always causes misery.