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Topic: The Slow-moving Revolution In Venezuela
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"The U.S. should consider all options to rescue Venezuela"
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Topic: The slow-moving revolution in Venezuela


The U.S. should consider all options to rescue Venezuela

Maduro and his acolytes in Venezuela are systematically destroying a key South American economy and democracy, looting billions of dollars in oil revenue and mineral wealth, shoveling cocaine to the U.S. and European markets, helping Colombian terrorists threaten a sovereign neighbor, and forcing millions of hungry and desperate people into exile.

Unless U.S. and Latin American policymakers face these facts and consider all options to rescue Venezuela, Maduro’s narco-state will continue to pummel its people and overwhelm the region with violence and refugees. Left unattended, this problem may escalate into a crisis that only a U.S. military response can resolve.

 

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The U.S. is watching from the sidelines as Venezuela destabilizes the region

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"Venezuela is the devastated remnants of a people destroyed by systematic sanctions over decades"
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Topic: The slow-moving revolution in Venezuela


Venezuela is the devastated remnants of a people destroyed by systematic sanctions over decades

This coup is being committed by the cabal of Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton.
The USA has been applying economic sanctions against Venezuela for decades, and more intensely in the last five years.
Sanctions are war without bombs. Sanctions are like a tourniquet on a people: They cut off the circulation of their economy and devastate them.

Venezuela has not wanted to be co-opted by the USA's imperial idea that Venezuela is its back yard to do with it as it pleases. So America is punitive to Venezuela.
Contrary to our coordinated media's portrayal of Mr. Guaido's emergence as a legitimate acting president in Venezuela, this coup is being committed by the cabal of Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton.
Guaido is yet another pro-USA puppet installed by us to do our bidding. This has been in the making for years and now it is coming to a head.
Venezuela is not socialism. It is the devastated remnants of a people destroyed by systematic sanctions over decades.
It’s no coincidence that Venezuela has the largest oil deposits on earth.

Feb 21 2019


 

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"Venezuela’s problems are of its own making – inequality, corruption…"
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Topic: The slow-moving revolution in Venezuela


Venezuela’s problems are of its own making – inequality, corruption…

Venezuelans created this crisis, now they alone should be left to fix it by whatever means necessary. Venezuela has been on this path for many years, long before Chavez and Maduro came to power. The core problem has been gross economic inequality, corruption and a lack of public safety.
I visited Venezuela twice on reporting assignments, the last just before Chavez was elected. I found Caracas to be a model of modernity in many places, but the hillside slums were so dangerous not a single cab driver would take me there. There was a good deal of grumbling among the non-white masses who felt that the ruling white elite had run the nation simply to line their pockets. That unrest is what allowed Chavez to come to power.
American involvement in Latin America has rarely resulted in positive change.

Ricardo Chavira, NYT comment, Oz, Feb 21 2019

 

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What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
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▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
Opinion added by
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This is the opinion of Ricardo Chavira
 
 
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Link: The U.S. is watching from the sidelines as Venezuela destabilizes the region
Washington Post
Maduro and his acolytes in Venezuela are systematically destroying a key South American economy and democracy, looting billions of dollars in oil revenue and mineral wealth, shoveling cocaine to the U.S. and European markets, helping Colombian terrorists threaten a sovereign neighbor, and forcing millions of hungry and desperate people into exile.
 
 
Link: Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela
Lee Camp, Truthdig, Feb 19 2019
 
 
Other Resources
 
 
Link: Venezuelans Fleeing Crisis Face Desperate Hike to 12,000 Feet
By Nicholas Casey and Jenny Carolina González, Feb 20, 2019, NYT
 
 


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