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Montevideo, February 18th 2019 - 00:31 UTC
Venezuela said future elections in the country would only take place once U.S. sanctions against top ranking officials and its finances are lifted, in a sign from the government that next year’s presidential vote is at risk. Read full article
-Complains of US interference in the running of his country.
-Makes democracy contingent on US actions.
Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture?
And are we allowed to call him a dictator now?
Why would anyone believe anything coming from this government, or believe that it would ever allow itself to be voted out of power, if there were elections? Maduro and his government are not going to change their policies, or allow themselves to be replaced -- they will either have to be removed by force, or they will continue to rule.
A coup d'état is difficult as Maduro is in strong control of the military, but this disaster is only going to get worse for years to come. It's a huge humanitarian crisis where people are starving and the sick are unable to obtain medicine.
Besides the fact that VZ voters have no idea what an honest election is, looks like Maduro wants the tail to wag the dog...
Not long before a civil war methinks.
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