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Trump´s muscular Venezuela policy could end Maduro´s dictatorship



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Added 07-29-17 10:12:03am EST - “OPINION | Democracy is on the march in South America.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump's muscular Venezuela policy could end Maduro's dictatorship”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Nicolas Maduro’s autocratic regime is descending into dictatorship. Whatever legitimacy the Venezuelan still retains will disappear as of July 30. That’s when he will hold an unconstitutional referendum to elect a constituent assembly of political cronies to rewrite the constitution.

Much like the communal, executive power-centric systems set up in Cuba and the Soviet Union, this next constitution will give absolute power to the Maduro and his cadre of sycophants.

ADVERTISEMENT Venezuela today is a sea of misery. Although he is confronted with a humanitarian crisis, an economy in freefall, a paltry 15 percent approval rating and more than three months of unrelenting protests, Maduro continues to plunder the nation for his personal gain.

What is life like for ordinary Venezuelans? Food scarcity and starvation is commonplace. Infant mortality rates are at sub-Saharan Africa levels, and the healthcare system is paralyzed.

Intensifying protests have continued for more than 100 days. In that time, Maduro’s thugs have killed more than 100 innocent demonstrators. Images of armored vehicles confronting protesters with tear gas and live fire have become commonplace.

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