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Several dead in Venezuelan protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/02/19, 11:30 am

At least four people died during Wednesday’s demonstrations in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas, after thousands heeded interim President Juan Guaidó’s calls for renewed protests against embattled leader Nicolás Maduro. Supporters cheered as Guaidó asked them to remain committed and prepare for a general strike. Guaidó tried to stir a military uprising on Tuesday but failed to receive sufficient support. State security forces loyal to Maduro responded to the protests with tear gas and rubber bullets.

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The view from ‘Doralzuela’

Politics | How refugees at ground level describe socialism’s latest failure. Will young Americans listen?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/01/19, 12:01 pm

It’s 1,376 miles from Caracas, Venezuela, to Doral, a Miami suburb now known as Doralzuela because so many refugees from the world’s latest socialist experiment now huddle here, yearning to be free. 

They come in the footsteps of refugees who fled Cuba in the 1960s, when Peter, Paul and Mary were singing in coffeehouses, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” Each verse concluded, “When will they ever learn?” That question should now be addressed to fans of socialism and socialist candidates. 

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Showdown in Venezuela

International | Guiadó begins his ‘final phase’ to oust Maduro
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/01/19, 11:58 am

VENEZUELA: Months of unrest entered a new and perhaps a showdown phase, as opposition leader Juan Guiadó surrounded himself with military supporters and called for street protests Wednesday to oust rival President Nicolás Maduro. Violent protests broke out across the country ahead of planned rallies.

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