Elections in Venezuela Could Lead to Violence and Caribbean Instability
REPOSTED March 1, 2014
By Perry Miller
(First version APRIL 10, 2013)
Editor’s Note: As Washington is apparently on a roll across the planet destabilizing every government that seems weak enough or vulnerable enough to its dirty tricks, the troubles in Venezuela mount. It’s obvious the Washington jackals are trying to pull another “Ukraine,” this time in the American hemisphere. After all, Venezuela is reputed to have the biggest oil reserves in the world. Against this backdrop we are pleased to dust off this fine article outlining the forces at play in Venezuela today.—PG
With the new and uncertain post-Chavez period in Venezuela rapidly unveiling and elections scheduled for April 14th, tensions within the nation and with the United States (US) are expanding. Venezuela, an oil rich and wildly successful socialist country, has again become a battleground between Chavez’s socialist supporters and wider US allies that dot the landscape of the Americas. The death of Hugo Chavez, the populist, and 14 year ruler of Venezuela, has sparked an all-out battle for the support of the citizens, military, and surrounding states.