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

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, ruega por nosotros y por los fieles en Venezuela también.

Caracas Chronicles

San Cristobal ayer San Cristobal on Tuesday night

Dear International Editor:

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. 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…

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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch

  1. Dirichlet says:

    Thanks for reblogging this. I remember reading you a long time ago (found you through Ed Feser’s combox).

    Ora pro nobis, Sancta Dei Genitrix.

  2. Pingback: So much leftist terror around the world…..please pray | A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics

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