This subject is personal to me. My wife is Venezuelan and she is in Venezuela at the moment. While taking the dogs to the vet there was machine gun
fire outside. Someone had driven by on a motocycle and opened fire.
One person was killed. Just speaking to her now. Obviously she is shaken but luckily they didnt park the car where they normalyl do (where the
shooting took place) and they are ok physically.
As you have probably seen in the news the election was very close polarizing the nation even more than it normally is. A recount was demanded by the
opposition, this was first accepted by Muduro but then later declined.
They signed him into office 4 days earlier than the should of.
The ballot boxes and votes have/are being destroyed and although they also use an electronic system this can easily be manipulated.
.Caprilles (the opposition leaded) has asked for people to protest peacefully. Everyone went out on to the street (my wife included) and banged
pans.Although this is not that effective the sound could be heard throughout Venezuela even in the once Chavista Barrios of Caracas.
Caprilles even went as far to call off a March because he had information that the Government had infiltrated the group and was planning to cause
Most of the police,national guard and army are Chavistas and have all the firepower.There have been shootings (more than normal) all over the country
and this time I dont think the people are going to lay down and take it.
Apparently Muduros government have called for the arrest of Caprilles which if it does happen will defiantly cause more bloodshed .
The night of Tuesday, the national leader of Popular Will, Leopoldo López reported through his Twitter account that there are "orders" prepared the
court the 6th control against him and Henrique Capriles. "We hope that this persecution and run this political order "issued
Protests generate 7 dead, 63 injured and 170 arrested
The head of Ceofanb, Wilmer Barrientos said Tuesday afternoon that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces remain in the streets to protect the peace
of Venezuelans .
The head of Ceofanb, Wilmer Barrientos said Tuesday afternoon that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces remain in the streets to protect the peace of
Venezuelans . He said that so far there are 170 detainees, 63 wounded and 7 killed by the protests that have been inspiring in several states.
Barrientos said he will be facing any act of violence and said "we condemn the acts of vandalism that threaten peace."
Here are some of the irregularities
enrique Capriles listed in detail the list of some of the irregularities that were detected in the voting process on Sunday. Presented facts and some
documents (such as minutes) that prove their allegations. - There were 535,000 damaged machines, which represent 189,982 votes. -
There were 1,176 centers where Maduro pulled more votes than Hugo Chavez, one of those he said drew nearly 1,000% more votes. "Who can believe that
Maduro has pulled more votes than Chavez, if nearly 1 million voters voted for Capriles Chavez," he said. - He said that witnesses were removed by
force in 286 centers, which means more than 722,983 voters. -
He reported that there were 564 assisted voting centers, which affects 1,479,774 voters. - He said that more than 600,000 people died in the ER, who
voted many people over 100 years old. - The standard bearer of the opposition said that there were 397 centers where voters were intimidated,
something that would affect 1,240,000 voters. -
He also explained that in 421 centers were proselytizing, which affected 1,180,000 voters. He said there are also cases of polling stations where
there were more votes than voters who appear on the tally. "That must be an audit, because when reviewing everything can detect the problem. The law
says that if there is an irregularity table is canceled at that table, "he said.
There are many more reports of violence on twiiter and such (from both sides)
There needs to be a recount and then the result needs to be accepted.Such a huge divide has been created. I hope I am wrong but i fear a civil war may
be on the horizon.
I know opinion is divided but when you have seen things with your own eyes and get a personal view on the situation then your mind can change.
Please see my other threads for my personal opinion on the situation.
All comments welcome.
Ps sorry for the bad translations it is from google chrome and although I can speak spanish my ability to write and translate is not so good. Also
my wife is not in any mood to translate for me.
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