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,
The situation is hazardous enough that Capriles urged people to only do cacerolazos (bang on pots and pans) and stay safe. His latest tweet,
Todos en calma,nadie caiga en provocaciones de sectores oficiales,mosca con infiltrados que andan promoviendo conflictos!
— Henrique Capriles R. (@hcapriles) April 17, 2013
“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.