Venezuela

Venezuela Sends Troops Into Border Town

Crisis escalating

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President Nicolas Maduro has ordered paratroopers into the restive Venezuelan border city of San Cristobal amid fierce clashes between government forces and opposition protesters, as the leftist leader warned the US to stay out of the country's growing unrest.

The battalion was rushed in on Thursday night to "restore order" in San Cristobal, where Mr Maduro has threatened to impose martial law to quell the protests that began in the city two weeks ago and have since spread nationwide, claiming the lives of at least six people.

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  1. …”the leftist leader warned the US to stay out of the country’s growing unrest.”

    I hope no one in the US gov’t is dumb enough to interfere in this slow-motion nose-dive. But that’s only a hope.
    There is no way V’a has enough resources or bogus stats to keep it going such as the USSR managed; it’s circling the drain and deserves to fall apart on its own.

  2. It is the garbage Venezuelan voter that put that piece of human debris Chavez into power that caused all of this. (And there is no shortage of garbage-ass US voters that will do the same.)

    You Venezuelans need only look in the mirror to find who to blame for your Hell.

    Ain’t pure democracy great? Ain’t social justice wonderful?

    1. AlgerHiss|2.21.14 @ 4:06PM|#
      “It is the garbage Venezuelan voter that put that piece of human debris Chavez into power that caused all of this. (And there is no shortage of garbage-ass US voters that will do the same.)”

      I have doubts about Ukraine for similar reasons. The people are pissed about Russia vs. the Euros, but it seems they’re just looking for who’s going to hand out the most free shit.

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