Tag Archive: Nicolás Maduro


Venezuelans Are Battling The Nicolas Maduro Regime 

 

 

 

 

   The above video reveals the lawlessness of the police as they shoot at photographers and can be seen vandalizing parked cars for no reason whatsoever . Below we present a collection of videos showing what has been happening in Venezuela over the few weeks .

 

 

 

Caracas Chaos Video: Gunfire, Clashes As 3 Dead In Violent Venezuela Protests

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 13, 2014

” Video courtesy: Telesur
At least three people have died in violent protests in the Venezuelan capital, officials have confirmed. President Nicolas Maduro has condemned the unrest as an attempt at a coup d’état orchestrated by extremist members of the political opposition. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/5pf7e6

 

 

 

Venezuela Protests Reach Boiling Point

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 19, 2014

” Venezuelans demonstrated outside a Caracas court a day after a top opposition leader, accused of inciting violence in anti-government protests, turned himself in to authorities. Gwen Ifill reports on the factors leading up to recent deadly uprising and Venezuela’s order to U.S. diplomats to leave the country.”

 

 

 

Beauty Queen Genesis Carmona Killed In Venezuela Riot

 

 

 

 

Published on Feb 20, 2014

” Violent riots in Venezuela have claimed the life of 22-year-old beauty queen Genesis Carmona, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on Tuesday.

  The student activist was carried away from the scene by motorcycle and she succumbed to her injuries later in a hospital.

  Carmona had been protesting in the city of Valencia, about 60 miles south of the capital city of Caracas.

  The student at the Universidad Tecnologica del Centro de Valencia was crowned Miss Turismo last year. She was just a semester away from graduating.

  Her death is the fifth since anti-government demonstrations erupted in Venezuela three weeks ago.

  Protesters are calling for an end to the socialist regime headed by current president Nicolas Maduro.

  The riot in Valencia was part of a rally in support of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, a Harvard-educated economist, who handed himself into authorities on Tuesday.

  Carmona is the second beauty queen to die in Venezuela this year. Last month, former 2004 Miss Venezuela Monica Spear was killed with her husband during a highway robbery.”

 

 

Here is a report on Ms Carmona’s murder in english .

 

 

Beauty Queen Genesis Carmona Killed In Venezuela Riot

 

 

 

 

 

   Read this report about a “game changing moment” in the events unfolding in Maduro’s Venezuela . Here’s an excerpt …

 

” Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsore paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting. People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees.

  There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street. And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.

What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.”

 

Read it all at the Caracas Chronicles

 

 

    The Blaze has published a post about the more or less complete lack of attention the Venezuelan protests have received from the mainstream media that is well worth your time and will help the reader catch up with these fast moving events ...

 

Here is a sample …

 

” But even with all of these terrifying details, it appears that the media just aren’t very interested. Toro even pointed to six specific examples of the media’s seeming disinterest in the matter:

 

6. The New York Times

The Times’ “World” section has “nothing.”

 

5. The Guardian

The Guardian’s world homepage “has some limp why-are-you-protesting? piece that made some sense before last night’s tropical pogrom, but none after it. So… basically nothing.”

 

4. The BBC

The BBC led its major stories today with news of the arrest of the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, “as though [the violence] last night had been just business as usual.”

 

3. CNN

CNN is “chasing the thing that was the story in the old Venezuela,” Toro said, referring to Lopez’s arrest earlier this week. CNN has barely any news of the state’s violent suppression of protesters.

 

2. Al Jazeera English

“Al Jazeera English never got the memo,” he wrote, pointing to the network’s homepage, which is currently dominated by Ukraine stories.

 

1. Fox News

“Even places that love to hate the Venezuelan government are asleep at the wheel,” Toro noted, citing Fox News’ homepage.”

 

 

 Statism is a fatal disease , whether Ukrainian , Venezuelan or American .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snowden Receives Asylum Offers

 

 

 

 

” The quest by NSA leaker Edward Snowden for a safe haven has taken a turn toward Latin America, with offers for asylum coming from the leftist presidents of Nicaragua and Venezuela.

But there were no immediate signs that efforts were under way to bring him to either nation after Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua made their offers during separate speeches in their home countries on Friday.

The offers came one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane over Europe amid reports that the fugitive American was aboard.

Snowden, who is being sought by the United States, has asked for asylum in more than 20 countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela. Many another nations have turned him down.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chavez Heir Barely Wins; Opposition Rejects Count

 

 

” Hugo Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, won a razor-thin victory in Sunday’s special presidential election but the opposition candidate refused to accept the result and demanded a full recount.

Maduro’s stunningly close victory followed an often ugly, mudslinging campaign in which the winner promised to carry on Chavez’s self-styled socialist revolution, while challenger Henrique Capriles’ main message was that Chavez put this country with the world’s largest oil reserves on the road to ruin.

Despite the ill feelings, both men sent their supporters home and urged them to refrain from violence.

Maduro, acting president since Chavez’s March 5 death, held a double-digit advantage in opinion polls just two weeks ago, but electoral officials said he got just 50.7 percent of the votes to 49.1 percent for Capriles with nearly all ballots counted.

The margin was about 234,935 votes. Turnout was 78 percent, down from just over 80 percent in the October election that Chavez won by a nearly 11-point margin over Capriles.”

 

 

 

 

 

Hugo Chavez ‘Battles For Life’ With Chemotherapy

 

 

 

 

” President Hugo Chavez has been receiving chemotherapy since recovering from a severe respiratory infection in mid-January and “continues his battle for life”, his vice president said.

Nicolas Maduro disclosed for the first time that Mr Chavez began chemotherapy following his fourth round of cancer surgery in Cuba in December.

“He has strength that is superior to the treatments that he is receiving and he is in good spirits, battling, receiving his treatments,” he said after a Mass for Mr Chavez, who is being treated at a Caracas military hospital.”

 

 

 

 

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Venezuela VP: Chavez Suffers ‘New Complications’

 

 

 

” CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is confronting “new complications” due to a respiratory infection nearly three weeks after undergoing cancer surgery, his vice president said in Cuba as he visited the ailing leader for the first time since his operation.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro looked weary and spoke with a solemn expression in a televised address Sunday from Havana. He did not give details about the complications but described Chavez’s condition as delicate.

“Several minutes ago, we were with President Chavez. We greeted each other, and he himself referred to these complications,” Maduro said, reading from a prepared statement. “

Hugo Chavez Outlaws Gun Ownership, Murder Rate Hits 21,692

 

 

” While the US murder total for 2012 isn’t in yet, the Venezuelan murder total has hit 21,692, up from 18,000 last year, despite a ban on private ownership of guns enacted by the Chavez regime this year.

Hugo Chavez’s government says the ultimate aim is to disarm all civilians, but his opponents say the police and government may not have the capacity or the will to enforce the new law.

Or enough bulletproof vests, from the looks of things.

Venezuela’s glorious Socialist murder rate still lags behind Mexico at 25,000 and Brazil at 40,000 or Obama’s Indonesian homeland at 19,000, but with dedication and commitment from all the workers and peasants, Venezuela will not only surpass the Yanquis, but utterly vanquish them in the number of people murdered each year. ”