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A million Venezuelans take to the streets peacefully to protest against Maduro

Friday, September 2nd 2016 - 11:21 UTC
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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded Venezuela's capital on Thursday in one of the biggest mass protests against socialist rule for more than a decade. Dressed in white and chanting “this government will fall,” hundreds of thousands rallied across Caracas to demand a recall referendum against Maduro and decry a deep economic crisis in the oil rich country. Read full article


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  • Mendoza Canadian

    And the government tried to make it look like their 30,000 were millions...:

    Sep 02nd, 2016 - 12:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    MP, please post more stories of the successes of the bolivarian block.

    Sep 02nd, 2016 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    @ 2 “MP, please post more stories of the successes of the bolivarian block.”

    Here is one of the simply astounding success stories on Cubazuela. You must remember that Castro promised to send all this medical assistance to VZ in exchange for cheap oil.

    “Dying Infants and No Medicine: Inside Venezuela’s Failing Hospitals”

    That scenario is probably what Allende's Chile would have looked like if certain of their chums had not turned things around.

    Sep 02nd, 2016 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    30M people and only 1M protesting? Just over 3%?

    WTF were the rest of them, crouching in fear of their lives most probably.

    At least it's the start but real sacrifices in blood are probably going to be necessary before the gang of crooks who have high-jacked the country are deposed.

    What a terrible situation to be in.

    Sep 03rd, 2016 - 11:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I imagine some people didn't go because they were working, or couldn't get to Caracas.

    Supposing they do delay the referendum till next year, is the Vice President who would take over any saner than Maduro? Anyone with any sense must realise they can't carry on as they have been. It's a mystery why the country hasn't defaulted on it's debt already, given the government's politics.

    Sep 04th, 2016 - 11:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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