The Game Changed in Venezuela – Why Does International Media Sleep?

Venezuela expats are tweeting the way for embattled protesters (via GlobalPost)

BOGOTA, Colombia — As anti-government protesters descended on Caracas’ main plaza this week, marcher Eiker Ramirez called a Venezuelan living in neighboring Colombia and asked her what was happening. His friend here, 24-year-old university student…

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch

Francisco Toro
Feb20

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night. What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden.

What we have this morning is no longer the Venezuela story you thought you understood.

Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and  storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.

via The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch | Caracas Chronicles.

Venezuela braced for large-scale political protests | euronews, world news

In Venezuela, large-scale protests are once again expected in Caracas on Saturday with both pro- and anti-government supporters set to take to the streets.

On Friday, there were a number of small rallies in the capital after a week of protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which have been fuelled by high inflation and a lack of basic goods such as milk and bread.

Venezuela’s jailed protest leader Leopoldo Lopez, who was arrested on Tuesday, urged supporters in a letter posted on social media on Friday to continue protesting peacefully.

via Venezuela braced for large-scale political protests | euronews, world news.

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