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Venezuela in Limbo

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Posted By: Moritz55, 2/18/2020 6:17:41 PM

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó met with President Trump last week. Does he still have a chance of taking power? Here's everything you need to know: Why was Guaidó in Washington? A year after he swept onto the international stage as the leader of an uprising that could bring democracy to Venezuela, Juan Guaidó's star has dimmed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: davew 2/18/2020 6:53:52 PM (No. 322757)
Once the Venezuelan people and particularly the military begin to perceive the Russians as the latest Spanish rulers who exploit their resources while enslaving their workers they will begin to resist in the tradition of Simon Bolivar. For now money and fear are allowing the Russian puppets like Maduro to live like Spainish Duques professing their revolutionary ideology as they hold the people under their boots.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamboozle 2/18/2020 7:12:58 PM (No. 322765)
Dead man walking
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ming 2/18/2020 10:37:48 PM (No. 322887)
The thing has been in limbo for the last 5-7 years. Put it out of its misery and move on.
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