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0825, 01 May 19

Muduro Continues Violent Crushing of Democracy

We’re behind the freedom-loving people of Venezuela. I pray they are able to cast off the yoke of oppression.

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro says he has defeated an “attempted coup” by opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

Dozens of National Guardsmen sided with the opposition in clashes on Tuesday that injured more than 100 people.

But in a defiant TV address, President Maduro said Mr Guaidó had failed to turn the military against him.

Mr Guaidó insists that Mr Maduro has lost control of the armed forces. The opposition leader called for more streets protests on Wednesday.

“Today we continue,” he tweeted. “We will keep going with more strength than ever, Venezuela.”

Mr Guaidó has been recognised as interim leader of Venezuela by more than 50 countries, including the US, the UK and most in Latin America.


0825, 01 May 2019


  1. Merlin

    The American Left has been oddly silent as their highly touted Venezuelan model of social democracy burns to the ground. No MSM talking heads hyperventilating about violence in the streets. No heart-wrenching footage of starving children. No concern for the complete lack of health care. No anguished pleas for humanitarian aid.

    Suddenly our more prominent lefties can’t manage to get a plane ticket to Caracas to extoll the virtues of progressive social democracies. Surely Bernie and AOC are available to pose for holy pictures on a fact finding tour or two. Bono must have forgotten how to organize aid concerts. All of the adoring Left’s Hollywood make-believe specialists are apparently booked up for the near future too. Not even Michelle Obama can be bothered to save Venezuela with one of her famous hashtag campaigns.

  2. dad29

    The bad news:  Maduro.  The worse news:  Guaido is another socialist….

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Typical liberalism in action.

    Blind, and ignorant liberals in US cheer.

  4. guinness

    I wouldn’t call it worse news. He’s better than Maduro. If he is successful replacing Maduro, but doesn’t help the country recover, he can be replaced easier than the evil dictator. Anything would be better than what they have now.

  5. dad29

    Nobody gets replaced until the Cubans pack up and leave.

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