Venezuela
Aug 2017

“…installing a dictatorship in Venezuela.”

“Many options for Venezuela.”

“Cabello might have gone as far as to contact ‘unspecified Mexican nationals’ in connection with his plan to harm Rubio.”

Sunday morning talking heads

Allahpundit Aug 13, 2017 8:01 AM

Moooooooooch.

There is no “military option” for Venezuela

Jazz Shaw Aug 12, 2017 8:31 AM

Not a good one, anyway

Central Authority

“If the criterion for censorship is that nobody’s feelings can be hurt, we are finished as a free society.”

“…things can always get worse, and worse, and worse.”

A possible military revolt in Venezuela?

Jazz Shaw Aug 07, 2017 8:01 AM

If it’s a rebellion it’s a small one… so far

“I can’t permit my country to become a dictatorship. And yesterday’s installation of the Constituent Assembly was the birth of dictatorship in Venezuela.”

Reuters: Massive fraud.

Will Maduro’s military turn on him?

Jazz Shaw Aug 02, 2017 10:41 AM

That would make for an interesting twist

He’s not listening

Jul 2017

“we’re going to have to augment the hypercapitalism which will provide the growth of the hypersocialism”

Venezuela is now either Cuba or North Korea

Jazz Shaw Jul 31, 2017 8:01 AM

The deed is done

The end of any semblance of democracy, anyway

“It is prohibited throughout all national territory, all public meetings and demonstrations, gatherings and other similar acts…”

This is how Venezuela might become the next Cuba

Jazz Shaw Jul 26, 2017 12:31 PM

Maybe, but not terribly likely

And they may go to jail for it

“We must all do our best to get rid of this tyrant.”

Donald Trump just put Venezuela on notice

Jazz Shaw Jul 18, 2017 2:01 PM

Smack down

“freedom does not go backwards, democracy is not negotiated”

But still not on his way home

“This could give oxygen to the opposition and fuel more disobedience.”

In Venezuela, even the toothpaste must be rationed

John Sexton Jul 11, 2017 5:01 PM

“The family has eliminated beef, chicken, salad and fruit from its diet.”

A faint ray of hope in Venezuela?

Jazz Shaw Jul 10, 2017 9:21 AM

A concession from Maduro to the opposition

“it was not the first time lawmakers have been bloodied by the pro-Maduro gangs, known as ‘colectivos.'”

Jun 2017

Illinois is the ‘Venezuela of the Midwest’

John Sexton Jun 29, 2017 9:21 PM

“Illinois continued to reward the state’s powerful unions with more generous benefits.”

“…defend the constitution and democracy even with my life, I swear.”

More flash than bang, but a very bad sign

“…what we failed to achieve with votes, we would do with weapons.”

Taking it to the limit

Victim’s father was President Maduro’s supervisor back when he was a bus driver.

“We must all raise our voices to condemn the Venezuelan government for its abuse of power…”

Their last ruling seems to have been somewhat unpopular

“What’s at play here is the country.”

“It’s only and exclusively for and from the revolutionaries.”

Sanctions on Venezuela? Not so fast

Jazz Shaw Jun 05, 2017 4:31 PM

That’s not always the answer

Trump about to pull out of UN Human Rights Council?

Ed Morrissey Jun 05, 2017 12:31 PM

Haley: Stop protecting the worst of the worst … its own members.

This guy wants to be the next Kim Jong-un

“Ortega…may first move to challenge the constituent assembly in court.”