——–MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL NOT TALK ABOUT THIS——–
Below is a comment from someone from the ground. Links are source material to help illustrate the reasons why Venezuela is in revolt. People have not been able to get basic supplies for daily survival. Their government is now killing people in the streets, sometimes at random. Please, as a blogger, share this information with your networks. The people of Venezuela need our support. THEY NEED TO GET THEIR STORY OUT TO THE PUBLIC.
LETS SHINE A LIGHT ON THIS REVOLT!!!
COMMENT OF CIVILIAN (Below):
Today’s protest on the anti-government side, this means I’m biased. You may not know, but Venezuela is spiraling into debt. With Chavez death and the rule of President Nicolás Maduro, we had two bid devaluations. The Dollar went from 4,30 Bs (Bolivares “Fuertes”) to 11,36 approx. on one year. We can’t find basic food elements like milk, flour, cooking oil, and even toilet paper on our marts and markets, this scarcity is beyond patience:http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/sep/26/venezuela-food-shortages-rich-country-cia
Insecurity is rampant. We are now one of the most violent countries on the world. We had even one of our Miss Venezuela killed, it wasn’t because she was famous, not because she had money, it wasn’t a hitman. She died with same modus operandi every Venezuelan gets killed. The government is secretly working with a lot of “collectives” (mafias, armed groups, violent gangs) as means of intimidation and is turning a blind eye to violence.
Here is a video of the police and government enforcers shooting and kicking people:
Here are some videos of these armed collectives shooting protesters:
you can see one protester shot death and the police not doing anything. Police brutality against protesters (not today, not in Caracas but in Mérida)
Armed collectives shooting and robbing. These are the Tupamaros, considered a legal political party:
You won’t find this on the news except on CNN. Our TV media is buyed by the goverment. It was funny and infuriating watching TV today and finding soup operas an bullshit shows while everybody was marching and the tension was boiling.
Pardon my writing. I can’t write well due to anger. There is so much more about this but I can’t think straight, I’m too damn angry right now, so I think this info is kinda limited. I hope someone complement this.
Edit: Some pics: http://imgur.com/a/hvw4J#JH1ue46
Another protester dead, apparently by the government sponsored armed collectives I mentioned about.https://twitter.com/jennyoro1/status/433771586227683330/photo/1 Official numbers: 3 deaths, 26 injured.
There is a obligatory country wide public announcement by the government (We call it cadenas, I don’t know the English translation, they are very common). A civic-military parade with people smiling, music and happiness all around commemorating El Día de la Juventud while the tensions are still up in the streets. Tomorrow is going to be a long day…
It Official: “Maduro forbids spontaneous protests on the country “quien quiera protestar o marchar en cualquier lugar del país debe tener permiso y si no es así, serán detenidos.” – “Those who wants to protest or rally up anywhere on the country must have permission, otherwise, they will be detained.
As if the President would give permissions to protests against him…
Oh! I forgot to say this. Our Exchange-rate regime is too severe. The now official figure is 1$ = 11,36 Bs. approx., but the black market figure is 84 Bs. as of today. Our economy is so fucked up that the official rate is not as used as the black market rates on commercial establishments because the government has barely any money left.