Venezuela
Jul 2017

“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.”

May 2017

Big ROI or propping up a dictator?

Spoiler alert: It’s socialism

The rats are abandoning the ship

Hugo Chavez’ boyhood home burned by protesters

John Sexton May 22, 2017 10:41 PM

“It is pretty symbolic that the citizens are venting their frustrations on the author of the Bolivarian revolution.”

What could possibly go wrong?

There’s no need to be snappy

U.S. sanctions Venezuelan Supreme Court judges

John Sexton May 18, 2017 9:21 PM

“Venezuelan government officials are known to keep assets in — and frequently travel to — South Florida…”

“we carry red hearts that are filled with desire to fight for human dignity.”

The crisis hits home in America

“do we keep this space or do we adopt a heroic posture and get shut down…”

It’s tyranny during the collapse of socialism, plain and simple

Missing man

End game?

“The government thinks its survival is in communism, not in us, not with production. And that’s where they’re wrong.”

“…now we see that revolution is not what was proposed to us back then.”

“…ask U.S. intelligence to report on the involvement of Venezuelan government officials in corruption”

Apr 2017

“Now, those who remain ‘chavistas’ are just the radicals.”

Departing the international organization which supports them

“Politics should not lead us to war.”

Stalling for time but it’s running out