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http://www.popularresistance.org/coups-media-and-stalemates-whats-happening-in-venezuela/

 

Coups, Media and Stalemates: What's Happening In Venezuela

 

#1: An Opposition Coup Against The Opposition

 

The Venezuelan opposition has launched a coup against itself, not against the government. Two strains of the opposition movement are vying for dominance over each other, though they both share the same overarching strategy.

 

The current opposition strategy is to pressure Nicolas Maduro into resigning from office, and prompt another presidential election....

 

#2: What the Media Said, and Didn’t Say

 

There have been mixed responses from both national and international media following Wednesday’s violence in Venezuela, which left three dead and several dozen wounded. In particular, there have been contradictory accounts of exactly what happened in the surrounds of the Attorney General’s office in Caracas ....

 

#3: A Complex Psychological War, and What This Means for the Bolivarian Revolution

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http://worldtruth.tv/media-blackout-in-venezuela/

 

Media Blackout In Venezuela

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... 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. People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street. And that’s just what came out in real time, over Twitter and YouTube, before any real investigation is carried out. Online media is next, a city of 645,000 inhabitants has been taken off the internet amid mounting repression, and this blog itself has been the object of a Facebook “block” campaign.

 

What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.

 

After the major crackdown on the streets of major (and minor) Venezuelan cities last night, I expected some kind of response in the major international news outlets this morning. I understand that with an even bigger and more photogenic freakout ongoing in an even more strategically important country, we weren’t going to be front-page-above-the-fold, but I’m staggered this morning to wake up, scan the press and find…

 

Nothing.

 

 

 

Videos at link. Looks like this uprising/revolution/protests is a cast-iron genuine popular movement since the MSM is not covering it at all.

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I saw the burning pictures on Twitter, and thought 'Now that's a buying opportunity'. Anyone know a good way to get some exposure to Venezuela? Nothing on Hargreaves Lansdown.

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It doesn't surprise me that Hargreaves Lansdown has nothing on Venezuela. I doubt their licence allows them to recommend such extremely high risk investments. The sort of people who'd touch this type of investments would be looking for highly sophisticated investors with a lot of assets and would also impose a very high minimum threshold. You know the type I mean. It'll be hedge funds who demand a min investment of maybe $¼m. Such a high threshold would automatically filter out the moms & pops looking for a little flutter.

 

But if you're determined, subscribe to Marc Faber's newsletter - Doom, Boom & Gloom. Hedge fund managers used to post their pitches there. I've dropped my sub a few years ago but I'd imagine it's much the same as before. I think Faber only gives them space if he approves of them.

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Large Numbers of Venezuelans Fleeing to Brazil (Real Socialism!)

 

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