National Assemblywoman Maria Corina Machado will be leading a demonstration today at 10AM Caracas time,
“Today, #March16, to the streets to defend our sovereignty and dignity! #AgainstCubanOpression and V[enezuela]’s submission to Cuba. C[aracas] 10AM El Indio Square”
— María Corina Machado (@MariaCorinaYA) March 16, 2014
The gathering will protest the presence of Cuban military in the armed forces, and student leaders fron several universities are speaking.
Maria Corina has more guts than most men, continuing as a true leader, after having had her nose broken at the instigation and in the presence of National Assembly head Diosdado Cabello.
Dictator Nicolas Maduro escalated his comments
exclaiming that he “won’t be bullied,” and warning “prepare yourself, we are coming for you,” if protesters don’t “go home within hours.”
- *VENEZUELAN PROTESTERS HAVE ‘HOURS’ TO CLEAR BARRICADES: MADURO
- *MADURO SAYS HE’LL SEND ARMED FORCES TO ‘LIBERATE’ PROTEST AREAS
With 28 dead in the last month of protests, things are very serious but as we warned previously, Maduro still enjoying the support of the poor – as EuroNews reports, it appears he is not going anywhere soon. John Kerry also came under fire as the foreign minister called him “a “murderer of the Venezuelan people,” accusing him of encouraging the protests.
He then played John Lennon’s song ‘Give Peace a Chance’ and urged the United States to discuss “peace and sovereignty” in a high level commission mediated by the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).
Maduro, in an interview with Christiane Amanpour, seized the opportunity to speak out of both sides of his mouth, saying that
“Venezuela no necesita tener ninguna mediación… Creo que lo que requiere es colaboración”.
“Venezuela needs no mediation. . . I believe what it requires is colaboration”.
Also yesterday, in the spirit of such “collaboration,” the Communist government held an event loaded with Fascist imagery,
proving Hayek right when he said, “Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.”
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