Last sunday, we had presidential elections here in Venezuela. After several incidents that, in any other democratic country, would invalidate the process, it was determined by the CNE (the “impartial” organization that manages elections in Venezuela, which is not impartial at all, as many pieces of evidence suggest) that the candidate from the ruling party that has had the power for more than 14 years, had won. It was a fraud. Everyone knows, and there’s proof of it. Actually, other countries don’t even acknowledge Nicolás Maduro as the president. The candidate that actually won the elections stated that it was his right, and the right of all the venezuelans who voted for him, to ask for a recount of the votes. The CNE refused thoroughly, with no acceptable excuse for it. After that, a series of violent events have taken place in Venezuela, where the national guard and police have attacked civilians that were manifesting against this awful abuse of power, and other clear acts of injustice. The illegitimate president has warned that he’s going to radicalize the “revolution”, and that he’s going to arrest Capriles Radonski, the actual president of Venezuela, and other members of his party. Besides, the government has people pretending to be on the opposing party’s side, and has had them perform punishable actions such as damaging public and private property, so it appears that Capriles and his followers are at fault.
This is a dictatorship.
I’m attaching a couple of videos from said violence toward the civilians.
Please, spread the word, and feel free to investigate further on this matter.
I wanted to add, since I’ve seen some attempts to justify this, that I’m a venezuelan, and I’ve experienced first hand a lot of the things that I just detailed. Besides, you can ask any venezuelan about the economic crisis we’ve been suffering since Chávez assumed power 14 years ago, the expropiations, the rise of crime, the damage to international relations and a general decline in the quality of life.