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One just went by my place, not "massive" at all. Maybe two city blocks long.

Venezuela prepares for massive anti-government marches
By Nicole Chavez, CNN

The opposition-controlled National Assembly called for Wednesday's nationwide marches after accusing Maduro's government of "usurping power" and calling for new elections.


https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/23/americas/venezuela-protes...

BTW, January 23 is the 61st anniversary of Venezuelas pseudo democracy, the day General Marcos Perez Jimenez was ousted.

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Another one coming by...

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About 5 minutes long... not long enough to depose a military backed strongman.

Business as usual.

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For reference...

The average walking speed of a human is at approximately 3 miles per hour, which translates to one quarter of a mile in five minutes.

http://evstudio.com/the-five-minute-walk-calibrated-to-the-p...

That's not a lot of people specially since they were quite sparse and took up only two of the six lanes.

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Crazy times...be safe.

Maybe gut a mainframe and hide in there...no one under 70 will know what it is. :)
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Wow! That is a bold move by the opposition leader. But my gawd! No natural disaster (other than a global meteor strike), Climate Change, drought, could cause the humanitarian disaster that enforced socialism is causing in Venezuela. You have tens of thousands of women turning to the sex trade to survice as they flee the country, their daughters the same, the men and their sons...lord knows what they are doing as they flee the country.

Can Venezuala fix its own problems? China ended up doing so, but it took decades and so much human misery.

I do hope Venezuela can solve it own problems and restore civilization to this once very great nation without the United States having to take steps to end a complete man-made disaster.


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Denny,. Stay safe over there. I've been in a couple countries during transitions, can get pretty hairy. Hope all is well,

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Denny,. Stay safe over there. I've been in a couple countries during transitions, can get pretty hairy. Hope all is well,

Thanks!. I just counted them, this would be my seventh or eights coup or revolution, 1946, '48, '58, '89, '92 (2), 2002, and 2019!

During the first 1992 failed Chavez coup I went up to the roof to watch the action. I saw one plane being shot down.

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Thanks!. I just counted them, this would be my seventh or eights coup or revolution, 1946, '48, '58, '89, '92 (2), 2002, and 2019!

During the first 1992 failed Chavez coup I went up to the roof to watch the action. I saw one plane being shot down.

Denny Schlesinger


Incredible Denny!

How do you think this one ends?

Stay safe!
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Duma, I've added quite a bit more to the METaR thread and I don't want to repeat it here

https://boards.fool.com/meanwhile-in-venezuela-34117157.aspx...

but the question about the odds is a bit different. I would say it's the best opportunity we have had to get rid of Chavismo since 2002. That was an opportunity lost because it was not planned, events just took over. To recap.

A march was organized from the Caracas airport (not the international airport at the beach but a small one in the Caracas valley) to some place down town. The crowd got excited and started to shout "To Miraflores!" (our White House). Chavez had given orders to the National Guard to fire on the demonstators, an order the NG refused to obey. But Chavista snipers did fire on them. All hell broke loose. The military arrested Chavez and flew him to La Orchilla, an island about 80 miles offshore with a naval base. In Caracas the leader of the opposition took over Mirafores and instead of a pacifying and legal pronouncement went crazy reverting to the old constitution, dissolving the National Assembly and god knows what else. It was like a mindless lynch mob. The leader of the largest labor union, smelling a rat, did not attend. The military, rightly, did not want any part of it so they brought Chavez back.

This one is much better organized. I would say it has been a year in the making. Last January Ricardo Hausmann proposed a joint action by Latin American nations to depose Maduro (details at METaR). Back in 2002 the world was in favor of Chavez, now the world is against Maduro. The National Assembly is acting according to the constitution. At a minimum the action cannot be regarded as a coup but as a legal maneuver. Another important point is that in 2002 the poor were very much in favor of Chavez. Today the poor know how badly Maduro has treated them so deposing Madro is supported by the majority of the people. It depends largely on what side the military take, they have a lot to lose but I would suppose that the organizers have contacted some officers about it. A military intervention like Grenada seems to me rather unlikely but who knows. Since Maduro invited the Russians for help maybe Trump will invoke the Monroe Doctrine.

Tomorrow I'll go find out how the mood is on the streets.

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