Two US embassy personnel shot in Venezuela
Two employees of the US embassy in Venezuela were shot and wounded early Tuesday in the capital Caracas, in a murky incident that local media and a police source said took place at a strip club.
US diplomatic sources later confirmed to AFP that the two men were shot.
The Venezuelan media identified the two men as Roberto Ezequiel Rosas and Paul Marwin, and said they were military attaches at the embassy, but neither the State Department nor the embassy in Caracas would confirm those reports.
“My understanding is that they are other agency personnel, not from the State Department,” Ventrell said.
Apparently there was a fight, and it was a bordello, not just a strip club, in the basement.
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Now Nicolas Maduro Accuses CNN Of Calling For Coup Against Venezuela
“Television, I mean CNN, CNN en Español, is a broadcaster that works at the behest of destabilization, that calls openly for a coup d’etat in Venezuela,” Maduro said in a speech carried by state television, according to Colombia’s Radio Caracol. “CNN en Español has become the starting point to promote an intervention against our country.”
Video in Spanish,
More important news in Venezuela is the change in ownership of Globovisión, the beleaguered TV station that dared show the opposition’s point of view. Miguel Octavio writes about how this Important Media Window Now Closed For Venezuelan Opposition
So, it is not a matter of Globovision’s editorial line, whether you hate it or not. It is not a matter of whether Globovision torments you or not, it is not a matter of whether Globovision was too political, too pro opposition or the like. No, what matters is that the only window the opposition had in Venezuela to communicate its personalities is now closed. We will no longer see the face of Capriles live, but more importantly, you will not see much of the faces (many of them new ones) of the opposition candidates to the mayoral elections later this year.
Seems to me that the regime is doing its best to make the opposition seem invisible. From there, to making them disappear is only a few steps.