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Venezuela opposition calls
nationwide strike against Maduro

Agence France-Press, by Maria Isabel Sanchez

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Posted By:FormerDem, 7/17/2017 5:52:53 PM

Caracas - Venezuela´s opposition called a nationwide strike for Thursday to press President Nicolas Maduro to back off a rewriting of the constitution, ratcheting up tensions after an unofficial vote rejecting Maduro´s plan and amid months of deadly protests. The strike call, issued on Monday, was part of what the opposition called a "final offensive" aimed at forcing Maduro out through early elections before his term ends in 2019. On Sunday, in an event organized by the opposition, more than a third of Venezuela´s 19 million voters rejected Maduro´s bid to have a citizens´ body called a "Constituent Assembly"

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Incredibly, Twitter is quiet about this. This is huge.

Please post correct source & byline correctly (located under headline). LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JonR, 7/17/2017 6:05:34 PM     (No. 11321851)

All coming to a United States near you if the Democrats have their way!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/17/2017 6:16:54 PM     (No. 11321865)

Get the damned Castro Cubans out, and Venezuela can be free again. If you take the WSJ, read Mary Anastasia O´Grady´s column from this morning, which is very enlightening, if alarming. Fidel Castro wanted to turn all of South America red. Cuba, ruled by little brother Raul Castro, is still trying. Fidel went the way of all flesh; maybe Raul and his hand-picked successor will do the same soon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/17/2017 6:53:17 PM     (No. 11321911)

Venezuela will probably require an armed resistance to get rid of Maduro.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lucky5, 7/17/2017 9:56:26 PM     (No. 11322100)

OP-liberals are always quiet when reality intrudes on their cultist thinking. ISIS murdering gays. Terrorism, abuse of women from Islamic teachings and men. Cuban people poor as church mice and with access to almost nothing. Bernie and his wife living in million dollar homes and her gaming the system and forcing a small college to close. Just to name a few off the top of my head, we know the drill.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm, 7/17/2017 10:07:42 PM     (No. 11322115)

Maduro cares nothing if strikes happen - he´ll ´Tienanmen´ them down in the streets with his loyal thugs in and out of uniform. We abrogated our authority long ago and only a Reagan would have the cajones to do something about it. Sad that we spent trillions of dollars and thousands of lives to ´bring democracy´ to mid-easterners who didn´t want or even understand the concept while next door we ignore millions of Venezuelans who are starving.

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