Nicolas Maduro
Sep 2017

Not exactly critical of authoritarian states

Good luck getting paid

There will be a special speaker anyway

Not surprising, but frightening none the less

Aug 2017

The long slide into darkness continues

Run for your life

Mr. Maduro has some friends after all

Shutting down the last of the free media

“We will not stand by as Venezuela crumbles.”

“…installing a dictatorship in Venezuela.”

“Many options for Venezuela.”

There is no “military option” for Venezuela

Jazz Shaw Aug 12, 2017 8:31 AM

Not a good one, anyway

Central Authority

“…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

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

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.”

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

“…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.”

Sanctions on Venezuela? Not so fast

Jazz Shaw Jun 05, 2017 4:31 PM

That’s not always the answer

This guy wants to be the next Kim Jong-un

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