Obviously they didn’t learn about this in the so-called mainstream media since there’s a virtual blackout of news about the protests in Venezuela. That’s obvious since the media and the Obama administration support the socialists maniacs running that country into the ground. We guess they can no longer suppress the news.
Vice President Biden on Sunday called the Venezuelan government’s crackdown on protesters in the country “alarming” and accused President Nicolas Maduro of concocting “outlandish conspiracy theories about the United States.”
Biden made the remarks to a Chilean newspaper, El Mercuri, as he visits Chile to attend the swearing in of incoming president Michelle Bachelet.
“The situation in Venezuela is alarming,” Biden wrote, according to the Associated Press.
He said the Venezuelan government’s response to protests is not what the United States expects from a country that has signed onto human rights treaties.
Biden named a series of violations, including, “Confronting peaceful protesters with force and in some cases with armed vigilantes; limiting the freedoms of press and assembly necessary for legitimate political debate; [and] demonizing and arresting political opponents; and dramatically tightening restrictions on the media.”
More than a 20 people have been killed in the recent protests against increased crime, the flailing economy and the lack of basic goods in Venezuela. The demonstrations have widened from their origination at universities last month in the first major uprising since Maduro took over the presidency after the death of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, last year.
Not that they’ll lift a finger to do a damn thing about of it.