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Venezuela is now in a state of complete anarchy as the dictator Nicolas Maduro desperately tries to hold onto power in the failed socialist state.
The country’s military fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the thousands of protesters lining the streets in Caracas Saturday amid a week-long protest that shows no signs of letting up.
It has been ten days of violent crackdowns as pro-government groups kidnap and violent assault opposition leaders while many other leaders seek refuge in foreign emabassies.
The protests were triggered by the Venezuela Supreme Court’s decision to strip the opposition-controlled legislature of all of their power – a move that was later reversed when their was widespread international condemnation and even dissent within the dictator’s leadership.
Intense clashes on the streets of Caracas, Venezuela yesterday between anti-Maduro protesters and riot police. pic.twitter.com/jiTVmjLQs2
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) April 9, 2017
As the thousands of protesters approached the headquarters of the state-run oil company, they were met by rubber bullets, eye-scorching tear gas (some of it in a red color, which prompted accusations that they were using chemical weapons against the protesters),” The Daily Mail is reporting.
Come comrade, let us talk together about the rich oppressing the poor. We must have no more rich, then all will be equal and fair.
I do believe you are correct.
Socialism works for awhile until, as Margaret Thatcher said, you run out of others peoples money. Chavez managed to keep it afloat while he was alive, probably due to his larger than life personality, but Maduro has none of that, and it really begin to sink once he took over. He really needs to step down, but instead he wants to retain more power like a dictator. The only way to oust him may be by force. Someone near and dear to me lives in Venezuela, so I hope they can get rid of Maduro and embrace free markets.
I hope and pray that she stays healthy and safe, and can experience life with the freedoms we enjoy here! God bless you both!