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0708, 24 Jan 19

Venezuelans Yearn to Breathe Free

May God help them cast off the yoke of tyranny. I’m proud of my nation for supporting the champions of liberty.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has broken off relations with the US after it recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim leader.

Mr Maduro gave US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country but the US said the “former president” no longer had the authority to order them out.

On Wednesday, Mr Guaidó had declared himself president during mass protests.

The US has urged the military to back Mr Guaidó, but so far it has remained loyal to Mr Maduro.

Mr Maduro took office in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chávez. He was sworn in for a second term this month after elections last May that were marred by an opposition boycott and widespread claims of vote-rigging.

Venezuela has been in economic freefall. Hyperinflation, power cuts and shortages of basic items have driven millions of people from the country.


0708, 24 January 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I pray for them to be free of their evil, liberal, socialist oppressors as well.

    Socialists all owe us an apology for stoking this tyrannical disaster.

  2. MaxwellsEQs

    There will be no liberty in Venezuela. The U.S. has made clear its intention to over throw Maduro’s legitimate presidency. Given the internal and external threats it is unlikely that Maduro will risk another free election. I expect he will increase political repression on the opposition. Right now he has the support of the military and Moscow has warned against the U.S. intervening.

    If the U.S. does manage to overthrow Maduro, then things will be worse. A civil war will destroy the only stability left in the country (The Army). Soldiers will turn on each other for money or to settle scores. Only the most wicked will survive to prey on whoever is left.





  3. Merlin

    Behold the effects of voters in a capitalist country electing and repeatedly re-electing a corrupt government with underfunded socialist-leaning aspirations. Venezuela’s middle class no longer exists, their money is worthless, and the basic necessities of sustaining life have become scarce. Yet this living history will almost certainly be lost on the American Left because they are evidently incapable of learning without experiencing pain firsthand. Bernie can do it better like Chavez could do it better. Gigi Cortez has all the answers like Maduro had all the answers. Just more of our politically intellectual elite running game on the American people, safe in the knowledge that they’ll never suffer any real personal effects of their ideology. Consequences are for the little people who realize their fate too late.

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