Protests HEAT UP in Venezuela, Socialism Fails to Provide…

The wife of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori, takes part in a women's march aimed to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest, in Caracas on May 6, 2017. The death toll since April, when the protests intensified after Maduro's administration and the courts stepped up efforts to undermine the opposition, is at least 36 according to prosecutors. / AFP PHOTO / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump administration is monitoring the civil unrest in Caracas, Venezuela. Socialist leader, Nicolas Maduro is attempting to change the Constitution and further centralize political power in his own hands, at the expense of the National Assembly. The socialist regime has failed to provide even the most basic of goods to its citizens.

From Fox News:

According to Reuters, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday announced the creation of a new popular assembly which demonstrators decried as a power grab aimed at sidelining the National Assembly. Borges responded by calling on Venezuelans to rebel.

“We are deeply concerned about the Maduro government’s violent crackdown on protestors in Venezuela. President Maduro’s disregard for the fundamental rights of his own people has heightened the political and economic crisis in the country,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in a statement.

Protests have been drawing large crowds since the beginning of March and show no signs of slowing down.

“The Maduro regime must respect Venezuela’s constitution and the voice of its people. We are particularly concerned that the government is failing to provide basic food and medical needs to the Venezuelan people,” Haley said.


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