What's going on in Venezuela?

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 04:23 AM
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Just looking at some of the info now...





Detained 17 officers for torture #LEER source


"With gas, shots and screams attacked to remove barricades in San Cristóbal" #LEER source

Tear gas, explosions and screams with an accent of people from other states saying vulgarities, coupled with the sounds of the machinery removing barricades, woke the inhabitants of the upper part of the city of San Cristobal.




Armed Pro-Maduro Militia Roil Venezuela Protests As Death Toll Rises To 39


That's certainly not what the masked attackers who identified themselves as colectivos were doing when they corralled about 40 male and female architecture students in a first-floor hall at the Central University of Venezuela for nearly an hour on March 19, ordering them at gunpoint to disrobe and robbing them of their belongings.

"They put a pistol in my face and said they were going to kill me," said Jhonny Medrano, a 21-year-old student, describing how he and several classmates were beaten with sticks, pipes and pistols by the attackers, whom he quoted as saying, "We are the ones who are defending the government. We are Chavez. We are Maduro."


I don't know much about this so interested to see if others have heard of these protests. 39 Dead is a lot imo and I just wonder why this issue has gone unnoticed?

Venezuela forces 'clear' protest city of San Cristobal


A top Venezuelan military commander says the security forces have retaken control of the streets in the western city of San Cristobal.

Many of the city's roads had been blocked by barricades erected as part of anti-government protests.

The wave of demonstrations, which started in San Cristobal almost two months ago, has since spread to the capital, Caracas, and other cities.

At least 39 people have been killed in protest-related violence.


Interesting the Venezuelan Government is rolling out an ID card similar to the card introduced in Australia.
Venezuela issuing ID cards meant to cut hoarding of subsidized food amid shortages of goods




posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 04:30 AM
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Its been going on for some time now however its getting worse. The President has essentially driven their economy into the ground. They have been going after political officials who do not support the current government. With the amount they shifted to social programs it left little room for anything else.

The president is doing all he can to remain in power and is using the same playbook as Chavez did. As the situation gets worse, the more blame the US / other nations gets.

People got tired of it and started to protest. The protests spread and now he is trying to contain them.

Your typical "socialism is the way" mentality.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 04:37 AM
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I am reading more info now and thanks for your reply. Isn't it strange that not much has been said about it... I was sent info via my friends, social media. Starting to rely on that more so than the usual media sources!

Venezuela arrests three air force generals 'plotting coup'


The demonstrations began in February with sporadic rallies by university students. They intensified after three people were shot dead after a February 12 opposition rally in the capital.
As well as political change, demonstrators are complaining about high inflation, shortages of basic foods, and one of the worst rates of violent crime in the world.
Opposition leaders say the government often invents theatrical conspiracy theories to distract the population from Venezuela's real problems. However, Chavez was forced out for 36 hours and the US government has generally taken an antagonistic line to 15 years of socialist rule in Venezuela.


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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 04:50 AM
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What's going on in Venezuela?

Probably the CIA again



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 05:13 AM
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yes I have just read a couple of conspiracy theories regarding the CIA and Venezuela... other than what I have just read, I don't know that much at all about it.

Amnesty International just twittered this:
1April 2014
Venezuela: Political spiral of violence a threat to the rule of law



So far 37 people have lost their lives and more than 550 have been injured including at least 120 through the use of firearms. According to figures released by the Office of the Attorney General on 27 March 2,157 have been detained during the protests. The vast majority has been released but continue to face charges.
According to allegations received by Amnesty International, the country’s security forces have resorted to the excessive use of force, including the use of live fire, and even torture when dealing with protesters.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 05:26 AM
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This was predicted and possibly organised this time last year , here's what Vice President Nicolas Maduro said last March.

Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles went to the United States to find ways and means aimed at destabilizing the situation in his country, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.

“He had meetings in Miami already and will be meeting tomorrow with agents, who jointly with a number of defected bankers, are trying to stage a plot against the economy of our country,” Maduro said.
www.globalresearch.ca...



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 05:33 AM
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well that *may explain why Maduro arrested 3 Generals:

Venezuela arrests three air force generals 'plotting coup'
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 05:58 AM
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Its the same thing they are trying to do in ukraine.
Destabalize the region, install a puppet government, or try to, or try to overthrow the current one. Give them some IMF debt, watch energy costs soar (they pay cents for gas down there, can't be having that can we).

They want to privatize venezualan oil. And the current leadership does not want that.
I don't blame them, privatizing your resources and allowing corporations to come in and gather it and sell it while your country gets shafted tax dollars from them. Thats why there are a great many rich third world countries that are extremely poor.

I can almost guarantee a lot of these "protesters" in the beginning were paid to do so. There is a bunch of info on LiveLeak.com, as well.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 06:05 AM
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AzureSky
There is a bunch of info on LiveLeak.com, as well.


is this LiveLeak?
LiveLeak Twitter
if so, all I can say is WOW!



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 06:09 AM
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You people clearly does not know anything about Venezuela, US has very little intervention there, Chavez never stopped selling oil despite his rhetoric so for US was business as usual regarding Venezuela.

All that is happening is very simple, the corrupt government stole 40% of GIP every year until the country was broke, they close 90% of local industries and started to import all that is consumed in the country, just so they could steal more with commissions, they pay for products at 3 times the cost and usually they don't even arrive to the country, if it arrives it stays at the ports for months and usually when the corruption fees are paid the product is useless.

Maduro as Chavez just like to blame someone else for their mess, stop saying is the CIA as clearly you have no idea of how things operate in Venezuela.

If you want to see a country that truly have massive interest in Venezuela look at China, they practically own the place.
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 06:10 AM
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Thurisaz

AzureSky
There is a bunch of info on LiveLeak.com, as well.


is this LiveLeak?
LiveLeak Twitter
if so, all I can say is WOW!



That or just liveleak.com
Beware though, some of the videos are for a mature audience. ITs community driven, also there are live videos from inside some of the "worst countries". There was a video i got on there of a tape showed to the UN that proved the FSA ethnically cleansed the town of adra, murdered and raped women and children.

The very same FSA our governments support. Too bad the news is too censored and wont show it. People would snap.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 06:20 AM
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that is why I added the WOW factor!!!

I am following them on twitter and from there I can click on the feeds with caution.


The link took me to the website and it does prompt a warning before accessing info.


WOW!



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 06:32 AM
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This is another thing Mauro said, i could not find English subtitles but is about Chavez appearing to him as a bird after his death, enjoy, there is not need to understand what he says just look his magnificence



Oh and this is last month about the encounter of Capriles with a gorilla in Africa that raped him, just class and true is what comes out of Maduro mouth



Yep truly a trustworthy source for Intel Venezuela government is
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:12 AM
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Indigent
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Oh and this is last month about the encounter of Capriles with a gorilla in Africa that raped him, just class and true is what comes out of Maduro mouth



OMG a Gorilla raped him?

Is this legit or are you being funny?

No English translation so I have no idea what he is saying?

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 07:16 AM
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Venezuela president said in national TV (all channels have to transmit his speech) that opposition leader Capriles traveled to an African country were it was raped in the jungle by a Gorilla, i have not invented anything.

If he can say this he can say whatever about CIA, Aliens and what not as the cause of Venezuela problems.

After all Chavez also said capitalism destroyed life on mars

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Oh by the way at the point when he said this more than a month of protest had happen with around 20 death to that point (around 40 by now) and he had intervened a state with the army.
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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 08:01 AM
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stop saying is the CIA as clearly you have no idea of how things operate in Venezuela

Perhaps I don't know how things operate in Venezuela but I know how the CIA operates around the world , they have a long history of intervention in countries not favoured by the States to change their regimes to ones they do favour so I will say what I please thank you.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 08:13 AM
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Whats going on in Venezuela? The same thing that goes on in all socialist countries...food shortage, riots, government inefficiency.



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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I will say what I please thank you.


You can say what you want that does not make it true, if you prefer to think what is happening in Venezuela is responsibility of CIA, Boogeyman or aliens that's up to you but the true is the government have the fault of doing a lousy job, perhaps you have information that Maduro works for the CIA?



posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 09:40 AM
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perhaps you have information that Maduro works for the CIA?


Maduro no , but opposition leader Henrique Capriles seems to be singing the right songs.

The challenger to Hugo Chávez in the Venezuelan presidential election has vowed a dramatic change in foreign policy if he is elected next Sunday, shifting his country away from China and Russia and reviewing crucial oil deals.
www.theguardian.com...


This is the same opposition leader from the link I posted above accused of cutting deals in the U.S to bring about a change of government , I'm betting that if he were to become president the U.S would be them beneficiary of those oil deals.

This from Wayne Madsen investigative journalist and author specializing in intelligence and international affairs.

The Venezuelan government charged that Lopez, like the other Venezuelan opposition leader, Henrique Capriles Radonski, received covert financial support from the CIA via such organizations as the NED and USAID to plan protests and launch economic sabotage against Venezuela.

Links have been established between Lopez’s Voluntad Popular political party and front organizations associated with the right-wing and pro-Israeli narco-terrorist, former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Money, with obvious CIA and narco-terrorist fingerprints, has been funneled to Lopez’s party by such Soros-sounding Uribe fronts as the Center for Thought Foundation of Colombia First and Democratic Internationalism Foundation. In the months preceding the latest outbreak of violence in Venezuela


The CIA used the same game plan of fomenting economic sabotage against the government of Chilean Socialist President Salvador Allende. In Venezuela, the CIA attacks the oil industry. In Chile, the CIA used the copper industry to stage sabotage attacks against the Chilean economy prior to launching the bloody September 11, 1973 coup that saw the assassination of Allende and the subsequent slaughter by U.S.-trained death squads of his political supporters.
www.strategic-culture.org...

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posted on Apr, 1 2014 @ 10:18 AM
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Just for curiosity are you aware that after Capriles second electoral defeat last year he has low popular support and he originally opposed the current protest as were originated by two of his competitors?





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