Thursday, May 04, 2017

Situation in Venezuela is DRAMATICALLY escalating and no one is noticing...

In a dramatic scene caught by a photographer, a protestor was severely burned when the gas tank of a police motorcycle exploded during clashes

Street protests in Venezuela claimed at least two more fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people killed to more than 30 in several weeks of unrest. Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets as president Nicolas Maduro began the process of overhauling the country's constitution -- a move that has raised the stakes in a bitter standoff between Maduro's government and a growing opposition.

 “I see congress shaking in its boots before a constitutional convention,” Maduro said, referring to the opposition-controlled National Assembly in a speech to his supporters.

A fresh wave of unrest has engulfed Venezuela in the past month amid a severe economic and political crisis. Venezuela's economic output shrank some 18% last year and annual inflation this year is projected to top 700%, according to the IMF.
Things are getting terrible in Venezuela and no one is noticing.  If this thing spins out of control then the entire continent could be tossed into turmoil.  The effects of mass migration, to include criminals/revolutionaries, could wreck neighboring countries too.

SOUTHCOM had better be on top of this, the State Dept too.  This looks like it could go sideways in a terrible way sometime this summer.

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