Black People : Activist and Actor , Danny Glover breaks down what is Really going on in Venezuela

bientempo

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bunch of crap!
Chavez did not jail his opposition or ban them from running for office. Chavez was legally elected, Maduro not so much. In the last months you have heard nothing from either Glover or Penn.
The only country that went left and stayed that way is Bolivia. Evo is now in his 3rd consecutive 5 year term, an the referendum in 2016 that would have let him run for a 4th term was narrowly defeated due to scandal over his affair that also profited his mistresses company (want to run again have the ruling party change the constitution, very common in Latin America, including the DR) The last election Maduro had no opposition candidate to run against as the opposition leader were either exiled, in jail or banned from running so by that definition yes Maduro is on his way to becoming a dictator.
 

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When people fight against extremists they are very likely to become more extreme themselves.
This was manufactured by US extremism so it's not that surprising that Maduro is going more extreme.

The US has some very dirty hands in this business. And soon to be a civil war.
 

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https://news.yahoo.com/maduro-announces-30-days-electricity-rationing-venezuela-015233386.html
And its getting worse fast.

A "brain drain" of qualified personnel has also hit the industry, with about 25,000 people in the electricity sector among the 2.7 million Venezuelans who have emigrated since 2015.

Another problem was the "de-professionalization" of the sector when Chavez nationalized the power company in 2007 -- a move that led to pro-government loyalists taking positions as managers and engineers.
 

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Great opposing interviews from ministers that have both worked for the Current and Previous
Venezuelan administrations.

I also like this from an American Venezuelan comic
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/opinion/contributors/venezuela-us-hands-off-joanna-hausmann.html
Thanks for the nod bientempo,
I do scan the Neo-liberal rag NYT every morning on my way to the crossword puzzle and vaguely remember running across that op-ed piece and thinking who gave her the title of a liberal or as a comic? After her straight lines chiding the other nattering Neo-liberals her punch line was pretty good.....Guido is a Social Democrat. hahahaha, that was a good one.
Ya see the Neo liberals are not close to liberal except for the social policies and how the money gets divvied up here on US soil, foreign policy remains the same for the most part. All one has to do is check their voting records to verify that. They have only been branded as liberal by the reactionary right wing in this country. And so where does that leave Venezuela?
Besides when was that last time you heard that the American government under any Potus supported an actual elected president of a S. American country that didn't resemble the likes of a Pinochet or Papa and Baby Doc or that piece of fecal matter now destroying Brazil?
Funny how our 'humanitarian interventions' always comes at the point of a gun that over stays it's welcome.

The social democrat Guido;
https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-making-of-juan-guaido-how-the-us-regime-change-laboratory-created-venezuela-coup-leader/254387/

edited to add:
My intention isn't to be argumentative nor to make any stand for or against Maduro. For all I know he may well be making a play for dictator. What I do know though is what ever he is what the USA is doing now is not helping anything but making matters far worse on the ground for the people of Venezuela because of our blockade of goods and services.
If in the end Maduro does in fact co-opt that fledging democratic government and the people suffer for the worse and demand their government back I'll be one of the first to stand for sending in the Marine 7th Division to remove him from office so the people can reclaim their democracy as however they see it then bring the troops home.......not as how the suits in DC or the oligarchs on Wall Street want it to be which would just happen to be a vassal state as is what is happening now and the people on the ground are paying that price.
As seemingly most times in the world, and particularly in S. America, the US is hardly the benevolent actor in the unhappiness business for the common people on the ground.
 
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