For the first time in more than a year, Leopoldo Lopez spoke to Venezuelans in a video smuggled out of Ramo Verde prison. In it, he announced the beginning of a hunger strike, calling Venezuelans to take to the streets this coming Saturday.
Transcript in English at the link above; here’s the subtitled YouTube,
Also at Caracas Chronicles, Juan Cristóbal Nagel compares the danger you face for deciding to go out into the streets and marching vs. the danger you face for deciding to inhabit Venezuela for a year doing nothing political.
. . . there is a bigger challenge. This one is to the citizens. Be you chavista or non chavista if you are tired of lines, crime, corruption and lack of future it is time for you, el pueblo, to express it, in unison.
Venezuela: Running on Fumes?
Venezuela: No Rule of Law, Bad Money and a 335% inflation rate:
Facing this inflationary theft, Venezuelan’s have voted with their wallets. Indeed, they have unofficially begun to dollarize the economy. But, the only way to establish the rule of law in the monetary sphere is to officially dollarize the economy by officially dumping the hapless bolivar and replacing it with the U.S. dollar.