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Venezuelan Authorities Detain Anti-Government Protest Leader - Live Feed

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As was expected, President Maduro's forces have detained Leopoldo Lopez - the leader of the anti-government protesters. Having earlier stated, "I present myself here, willing for my arrest to wake up Venezuelans," it appears Venezuelan authorities have stepped in...

  • *VENEZUELA'S LOPEZ SAYS HE HAS NOTHING TO BE AFRAID ABOUT
  • *VENEZUELA'S LOPEZ DETAINED BY NATIONAL GUARD IN CHACAITO

Despite the ongoing proclamations of "absolute calm" the streets (below) appear anything but with hundreds of thousands on the streets... and protesters are blocking the National Guard van that holds Lopez.

 

 

 

 

Lopez added...

“In Venezuela, there is no justice. This fight is for the students, for those jailed, for the people suffering scarcity, for those without a job, for the youth without a future.”

 

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The van holding Lopez is being held back by protesters...

 


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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:17 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Viva la Revolucion!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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Nice crowd.  Looks like the 912 march on DC.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:43 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Oh my!  What a lovely crowd gathering..  Must be some celebration for Spring

I know!  It's Venezuelan Ground Hog Day!!

Putin should deport Pussy Riot there so we can see some hot topless protestors.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:44 | Link to Comment superflex
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All this for toilet paper?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 17:11 | Link to Comment noguano
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Save those National Enquirers sheep.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 20:41 | Link to Comment gallistic
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A report in the Peruvian press based on a recent NBC interview with Senator McCain states that doddering Grandpa McCain is actually calling for an immediate deployment of troops and a naval fleet to Venezuela.

He wants to activate a "coalition" of allies from Colombia, Perú and Chile to "prevent President Maduro from destroying the rights and interests of the US in this hemispheric region".

"We need to be ready to go in with a military force and bring peace to Venezuela, and above all, guarantee and protect the oil flow to the United States, guarding those strategic resources, and enforcing our global interests".

Un-fucking believable!

http://www.elzar.pe/internacionales/1110/noticia-john-mccain-eeuu-debe-e...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment LMAOLORI
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The situation in Venezuela should serve as a warning to anyone else who thinks full fledged Socialism is such a grand idea. I'll say it again those at the top share the gains the rest the pains. We aren't there yet but we are moving far too rapidly in that direction and from there it will move into Fascism or Communism.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:25 | Link to Comment kralizec
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It's a good day for a revolt.

More should try to unshackel themselves from their masters.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:40 | Link to Comment SoilMyselfRotten
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Bet he had a few Ben Franklins in his pocket, courtesy of the CIA

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:42 | Link to Comment semperfidelis
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If Venezuela & Iraq oil exports do a Libya we are so fucked...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:39 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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I really dislike naked emperors (unless they have had a lot of work done of course).

/s

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:31 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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What about a dark, bushy mustache with unibrow to match?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:24 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Hasta la merda siempre!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:34 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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I believe your right, seeing the size of that crowd tells me that the govt. isn't long for this world.

 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:17 | Link to Comment highly debtful
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Sure glad that just a couple of days ago Maduro assured the world everything was peaceful and quiet in his country.

But will you just take a look at all those tourists in the streets.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:21 | Link to Comment PartysOver
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Party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Doubleguns
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Everyone reaching for beads. Mardi gras?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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News announcement in 3...2...1...  that he has mysteriously died in detention by hanging himself with the velcro on his shoes.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Count of Lastovo
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or suicide by staple gun

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:22 | Link to Comment One And Only
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Hotdog vendors making a killing.

Or I guess in a communist country facing inflationary collapse hot dogs are hard to find.

 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Sofa King Confused
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I've been to Venezuela and trust me, never did I once see a hot dog vendor.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:42 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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Tacos?

Enchiladas?

Corn dogs!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:47 | Link to Comment pazmaker
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AREPAS

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:37 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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Reminds me of a cheer that the HS principle next door taught my kids... "Taco Burrito, whats that coming out ur speedo?"

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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At least they got their gold back...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:30 | Link to Comment fuu
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Hence the instability. If they were more like Belgium they would be fine.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:14 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Belgium quite intelligently went without a government for a year or two. Venezuela would do well to emulate Belgium.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:24 | Link to Comment fuu
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They also bought $50+ billion in US Treasuries in December 2013.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:38 | Link to Comment pods
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Makin it rain, Belgian style!

pods

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:52 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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"They" would make a good name for a sequel to Mars Attacks!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 19:32 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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"Don't run, we are your friendz!"

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Mike in GA
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"The People" will never see 'their' gold.  TPTB will make sure it goes to all the right places.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I see that price controls and food shortages are working out well for them. Maybe maduro should start penalizing more companies.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:39 | Link to Comment LMAOLORI
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Trickle down collectivism leads to disaster who could have envisioned that happening.

(sarc)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:35 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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Orinoco oil makes the canadian oil sands look watery. Thick and viscous stuff, and because it doesn't flow well and has been flowing slower, you get people in the streets.

 

btw anyone notice finance.yahoo.com has oil at 92 and the rest of the world has it at 101.50?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:36 | Link to Comment q99x2
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College starts today. We are not allowed to protest. The police pepper spray us when we do.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Where's all the port-o'potties for the huddled masses? Oh, that's right I forgot they have an asswipe shortage.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:17 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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It's a disasster.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Count of Lastovo
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No no, keep looking el capitain , there's gotta be a Miss Universe in there somewhere!!!!   We didn't lure them out of their homes for nothing!

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:47 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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Ohh, Lopez.... I thought maybe Barry visiting.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:49 | Link to Comment nonclaim
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Earlier today Maduro engaged some 30.000 (their count) pdvsa workers for a display of support ... if they really were oil workers one can only suppose that oil production will go down too, reducing income even more.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:58 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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In 3 days -- flames.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:58 | Link to Comment pazmaker
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The live feed linked here has been taken off the air in Venezuela.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Dollarmedes
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We need guerilla journalists in there. Record with an iPhone, take the video on a memory stick to the border.

MSM has said nary a word about this. How about some questions for Jay Carney at least?

(oh, and truly patriotic Venezuelans should be gun-running at Venezuela's borders right now)

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:21 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Queue photo of Barry shaking hands with Chavez? Not the best optics for the Jarret regime.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:17 | Link to Comment pashley1411
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Change-of-government-by-rioting-hordes is definately the flavor of the month, isn't it?  

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:38 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Let's step back (from the Comedy Central stage) and look at the "Big JPG"... and let's walk through the Decision Tree:

   > Venezuela has Oil?  Check. 

   > Venezuela has Gold?  Check. 

   > Venezuela opposed to Club Fed?  Check.

   > Venezuela has Nukes (WMDs)?  Nope.

OK then... "Time for Regime Change": IOW...

   (a) Weaken its economy (via socialist Gov), then

   (b) Enter CIA & Friends to create unrest and enable "Spring" cleaning.

   (c) While the media help the masses and bloggers focus on the Distraction ('socialism', premeditated* 'corruption'), the CIA magicians can focus on the Action.

* Premeditated Incompetence = After a strong & crafty leader dies (with or w/o assistance), it behooves TPTB (Club Fed) to have the most incompetent (socialist) person elected to leadership, to accelerate the coming economic attacks.

p.s.

If a 'Fed-unfriendly' country like Venezuela also had nukes (WMDs), then it would be tougher for Club Fed to push them around.  But given that Latin countries lack WMDs and have (Catholic/agrarian) roots which makes for fertile soil for socialism, the Socialism card is easier to play than the Dictator card (Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Syria). 

But don't be fooled, TPTB will play either card (Dictator or Socialism) -- depending on the situation -- as history has shown.  Which is why I see Socialism in the context of the "Bigger JPG", i.e. the psychological and visual Distraction.

Moral:  All countries who resist Club Fed are now targeted for regime change via "Spring cleaning".  Lest they join or strengthen the BRIC alliance.  IOW, "If you're not with us/US, you're against us/US".  Seems to be the mentality.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:35 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Venezuelans voted for this in free and fair elections according to Jimmy Carter and Sean Penn, and they're no friends of the USA.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:00 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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So the strong and crafty Chavez made TPTB's incompetent Maduro his VP why again?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:35 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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Jesus Fucking Christ I hope your not one of my neighbors.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:33 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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Certainly looks like CIA ops of the current quarter coming to a head. Venezuela has always been on "the list".

Apose nationalization for resources (or course, too easy), control the message (already there), let people think they are going to get a better deal (look at IRAQ, Afghanistan, Egypt and Libya and soon SYRIA for the truth), throw in some student videos pleading for social freedom (brings tears to my eyes), etc ... and the beat goes on. Too fucking easy.

Economic hitmen? No need. Let others fight your battles for you (Mossad style) Too easy. There will be US drones flying overhead within 2 years.

Say it loud and say it proud: MERICA! Come on Marine, you know you want to yell it out! MERICA! MERICA!

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