Venezuela: US not so sure

Venezuela opposition fears crackdown, U.S. wavers on Maduro; says John Kerry,

“We think there ought to be a recount,” Secretary of State John Kerry told U.S. lawmakers. “Obviously, if there are huge irregularities, we are going to have serious questions about the viability of that government … I’m not sure that’s over yet.”

Meanwhile, Cabello’s cautioning the US to “hold its tongue,” and stay out of Venezuela’s business.

Charming guy, that Cabello.

On his part, Maduro’s threatening to arrest Capriles (link in Spanish) for inciting rebellion. Let’s not forget that Venezuela has a law against anyone impeding the revolution.

Additionally, a source told El Herald that Maduro wants to charge Capriles for the murder of the seven demonstrators who died yesterday.

Over at Drudge,


Chavez heir charges US behind unrest over vote…

Capriles distances himself from violent protests…

Gov’t backers wreak havoc in Venezuelan town…

The situation is hazardous enough that Capriles urged people to only do cacerolazos (bang on pots and pans) and stay safe. His latest tweet,

“All remain calm, don’t allow yourselves to be provoked by officials and infiltrators promoting conflicts!”

Has chavismo run out of gas? Not until it runs out of oil.

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6 Responses to “Venezuela: US not so sure”

  1. Phineas Says:

    I wouldn’t at all blame the opposition if they resorted to rebellion; democracy in Venezuela died long ago.

    BTW, is it me, or does Maduro sport a disturbing resemblance to Saddam?

  2. Fausta Says:

    It’s the mustache!

  3. Gringo Says:

    Chavez heir charges US behind unrest over voteā€¦

    So much for trying to make nice with Thugo.

  4. jim murray Says:

    Recount what? The ballots have all been burned. Where is Jimmy Carter when you need him?

  5. Fausta Says:

    Jimmy sent a delegation. . .

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