10:07AM EST UPDATE:
Tanks: Armored carriers spread across Venezuela
Twitter users reported that a group of armored carriers and water cannons of the Bolivarian National Guard deployed in some places of the capital city
Risk: Venezuela has the highest country risk in the world
Plummeting reserves is among the alarm signals
— ☆☆☆☆Vєηєzσℓαησ☆☆☆☆ (@SoyVnezolano) February 13, 2014
The major networks and news services are finally reporting on Venezuela, while last week they ignored the demonstrations.
WSJ: Venezuelan Protests Leave Three Dead
At least three people were killed by gunfire and an additional two dozen were injured during protests called by opponents of President Nicolás Maduro.
Bloomberg: Venezuela’s Maduro Bans Street Protests After Three Died
Reuters: Venezuelan Rivals Trade Blame Over Protest Killing at Least 3 People
BBC: Venezuela student protest ends in deadly violence
Miami Herald: Student protests in Venezuela turn violent amid growing discontent
CSM: Venezuelan student protesters tweet #LaSalida to call for president’s exit
Among Venezuelans taking to the streets are student protesters who, in the past, have proven to be a powerful political force. Using Twitter as well as street demonstrations, the students offer a boost to a weak and disjointed opposition.
France24: Venezuela’s anti-government protests turn deadly
Al-Jazeera: Venezuela anti-government rally turns deadly
At least four killed, including a police officer, as thousands gather in capital to demand president’s resignation.
Last night in Chacao,
— GlobovisionCensurado (@GVcensurado) February 12, 2014
An arrest warrant has been issued for opposition leader Leopoldo López
Unless a sizable fraction of the military actively backs the opposition, I expect a new era of repression in Venezuela, so I’m not optimistic.
A psychic predicts an internal coup.
Here in NJ we have a blizzard, so I don’t know if we’ll lose power. I’ll be updating this post as long as I am able to.