Venezuela Next?

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  1. ramonmercado

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    Venezuela: a Threat to US Energy Hegemony?
    By RAUL BURBANO- COMMON FRONTIERS, May 18th 2017

    Since the election of Hugo Chavez in 1999, Venezuela has achieved impressive gains in health care, education, and reduction in poverty, while at the same time wrestled economic and political control from the country’s elite. Today, soaring inflation, a shrinking economy and a hyper-politicized environment are contributing to unprecedented challenges economically and politically - threatening to undo some of the achievements of the past. These challenges can be attributed to many factors, some structural, such as an oil-dependent economy, and a complex monetary arrangement which has given rise to “bachaqueros” who resell price-controlled items at hugely inflated prices on the black market. Other challenges are more politically driven - they stem from the existence of a hardline sector of the opposition aligned with U.S. interests who oppose the Socialist government's policies of resource nationalism and wealth redistribution.

    The international media with its biased coverage of the conflict in Venezuela has failed to adequately report on violent actions against government supporters by extremist sectors of the opposition. It has however, diligently perpetuated the opposition narrative that the crisis in Venezuela is the sole responsibility of the Maduro government, a dictatorship on the brink of collapse resorting to violence against peaceful protesters in a desperate bid to hold on to power. These allegations have little merit, and are similar to accusations made against former president Hugo Chávez. The hardline opposition has never accepted the electoral legitimacy of the Bolivarian governments, and its violent demonstrations have had the full support and backing of the U.S. government. In 2014 alone, U.S government documents show that Obama's administration channelled $5M dollars to opposition groups to help “strengthen” and “protect” democracy in Venezuela. The Trump administration, in turn, has provided unprecedented political support to jailed opposition leader, Leopoldo López , who has been found guilty of public incitement to violence and association to commit a crime. There has been close coordination between opposition-led National Assembly leaders and White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster on how to address the political impasse in Venezuela. ...

    https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13132
     
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    NB: Disturbing Vids & images at link.

    A 21-year-old man was burned, stabbed and beaten furiously by opposition protesters in Altamira, Chacao municipality of Miranda state, confusing it with a "Chavista infiltrate", according to several videos broadcast Saturday afternoon in social networks. President Nicolas Maduro ordered immediate medical attention to this young man, named Orlando José Figuera, who presented burns in 80 percent of his body.

    The incident occurred the same day that the governor of Miranda and opposition leader, Henrique Capriles, issued an incendiary speech before thousands of demonstrators , using highly profuse language and hate to insult President Nicolás Maduro and some of his ministers. After that, Capriles diverted the concentration without authorization or prior notice, sending thousands of demonstrators to the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior Relations, in the center of Caracas. "If we have to leave the skin, we will!" He said. The march had to be dispersed.

    Altamira is a wealthy area of Caracas and epicenter of acts of violence by opposition groups against the government of Nicolás Maduro.

    The images reflect the moment when an angry crowd of about 40 people, mostly with their faces covered, savagely hit a man who remains on the floor of a public road. They are kicked and bruised with blunt objects such as stones and helmets.

    Someone makes room between the tumult so that the victim, allegedly bathed in gasoline, is left alone on the pavement and that is when another individual with his face covered with a green hood turns on a lighter and sets him on fire. ...

    http://albaciudad.org/2017/05/prenden-fuego-hombre-altamira-infiltrado-videos/
     
  3. tastyintestines

    tastyintestines Justified & Ancient

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    The story 2 up is located in the opinion section. Although the post does not mention it. What happens when your leaders and their policies and your country fails. Blame the boogeyman. What happens when the people stop believing the propaganda? Revolution
     
  4. ramonmercado

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    If you go to the link its quite clear that its an opinion piece. On other posts I didn't mention that they were from the news section.

    Trump and his subordinates are making clear their intention to overthrow the Venezuelan Government.

    As for the riots: I don't think either of us would suggest that such action would be appropriate to remove Trump.
     
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    Maternity Hospital Attacked in Venezuela, Death Toll Rises to 53

    Caracas, May 18, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – A maternity hospital was attacked in Venezuela's Miranda state Wednesday as the death count in ongoing violent anti-government protests ascends to 53.

    Three newborns and one pregnant woman in labor were evacuated from the Carrizal Maternity Hospital after the facility was besieged for two consecutive days by opposition demonstrators.

    According to hospital’s director, Doctor Natalia Martinho, smoke was entering the hospital from the barricades of burning rubble erected just 50 meters from the building by protesters, endangering the health of patients on the fourth floor.

    The barricades reportedly prevented doctors, specialists, and all but two of the hospital’s twelve nurses from arriving for their shifts, leaving Martinho on duty for 36 hours alongside two residents. ...

    https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13135
     
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    Venezuelan Opposition Spreads Lies About U.S. Journalists, Inciting Violence, Death Threats
    Right-wing Venezuelan protesters threaten to lynch and murder journalists Abby Martin and Mike Prysner as the opposition circulates lies
    By Ben Norton June 3, 2017, 12:24 PM GMT

    Prominent members of the right-wing Venezuelan opposition, including professors and journalists, are spreading blatant lies about U.S. journalists, inciting violence and subjecting them to a torrent of extreme death threats.

    As the price of oil has plummeted, Venezuela has seen growing inflation and goods shortages. The South American nation’s right-wing opposition — which has long been backed by the United States government, and which in 2002 briefly carried out a coup, with U.S. support — has exploited this crisis to launch a borderline insurgency against the democratically elected socialist government.

    For months, the right-wing opposition has been engaging in large, often bloody demonstrations. Protesters have lynched three Afro-Venezuelans, whom they accused of being “infiltrators”; two of the men were burned alive. Right-wing demonstrators have also set fire to government buildings and buses, and even thrown explosives and molotov cocktails at police.

    In response, Venezuelan security forces have cracked down on the violent protests. Dozens of people have been killed, on both sides. Some academic experts have suggested that the opposition is intentionally provoking a violent response, in hopes of attracting international media attention.

    Reporters Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, co-producers of the political television show The Empire Files, traveled to Venezuela in May to report on the ongoing violent protests, and to provide an independent perspective often ignored in Western corporate media outlets.

    In the midst of these bloody protests, several influential voices in the Venezuelan opposition have circulated lies about Martin and Prysner, accusing them of being “spies” for the country’s intelligence agencies, without presenting a modicum of evidence. They have also shared the journalists’ private information, and even appeared to have incited violence against them. ...

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-po...ysner-lies-death-threats#.WTQhSATdm4Y.twitter
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    WTF? They're already starving.
     
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    Venezuela: Soldier Killed, Three More Burned Alive
    By LUCAS KOERNER

    Caracas, June 27, 2017 (venezuelanalysis.com) – One National Guardsman has been killed and three people set on fire across Venezuela as violent anti-government protests continue for a 13th week.

    In Aragua, National Guard Sergeant Ronny Alberto Parra Araujo (27) died Tuesday of wounds sustained during what the Public Prosecution (MP) has described as an “irregular situation” the day before.

    Journalist Ramón Camacho has reported that Parra was shot while attempting to prevent a looting at the Walio Supermarket in Maracay on Monday evening. The Araguan capital was the scene of widespread unrest following the opposition’s call to block roads nationwide earlier that day. Sixty-eight business were looted and several public institutions were attacked, including a fire station, a national telephone company switchboard, and a national tax administration office.

    The MP has dispatched a state district attorney to investigate the sergeant’s death. The Public Prosecution has also opened an inquiry into the non-fatal shooting of three other National Guard soldiers in another incident in Miranda state on Monday.

    In Lara state, two residents of a government-built Great Venezuelan Housing Mission (GMVV) apartment complex were attacked and burned alive by opposition militants late Friday evening.

    According to testimony by the local communal council, Henry Escalona (21) and Wladimir Peña (27) were returning from a nearby party at 11:45pm when they were accosted by a group of eight masked men, who demanded to know if they were “Chavistas”. When the youths replied that they were government supporters, the assailants pulled out firearms and ordered them to kneel.

    As one of the young men attempted to escape, the masked militants doused them both in gasoline and set the men ablaze. ...

    https://venezuelanalysis.com/news/13206
     
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    The helicopter attack on the Venezuelan Supreme Court and Government Ministries, a truly Fortean event: think of Chuck Norris attacking Capitol Hill in D.C. Here's an analysis of the helicopter incident set in its broader context.

    The Specter of Fascism in Venezuela
    By ALCI RENGIFO - VERSO, July 7th 2017

    It was almost inevitable that the Venezuelan crisis would generate fascist specters. With 80 dead amid continuing street clashes, and the nation caught between an uncertain bureaucracy and old guard opposition, the terrain is beginning to open for other, radical actors to step in.

    On June 27 the already volatile situation took a new turn when a hijacked police helicopter was used to attack several government buildings. The Ministry of the Interior and Justice and the Supreme Court were targets of an assault that included grenades but no injuries. What should garner more attention is the video released during the assault by Oscar Alberto Perez, an officer in Venezuela’s Penal, Criminal and Scientific Investigation Police Agency. Perez not only took part in the attack, but claims to be part of an underground network nestled within the security and armed forces determined to end the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro. It was an act that could almost be called cinematic in its planning.

    Perez’s video is quite the Gothic statement; complete with heavy shadows and military hardware. He looks sternly at the lens with a Mussolini frown, adorned in a combat uniform. Behind Perez stand masked, goggled men holding machine guns. It is the work of someone who knows how to project a specific image. Before becoming a coup plotter, Perez also worked as a B-movie actor in Venezuela, starring in typically macho roles in films with titles such as Suspended Death. ...

    https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13224
     
  11. Vardoger

    Vardoger Skeptical by nature

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    Venezuela in Mad Max mode. It's not oil that's the problem, but food:



     

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