This is a big topic in the news right now and a very fluid situation. I thought I would create this space where people could post about it instead of gumming up the US pol thread. I will attempt to show case some of both sides and what has already been posted on the various threads and blogs. If a source is not well known I will do some quick back ground on it. I will try not to be be too biased in this OP but with that being said I strongly believe Maduro to be a dictator and not a true socialist, so my future posts will likely go down this path unless of course new information is discovered.
Some basic facts on the humanitarian Crisis
Madruo claims he is the rightfully elected leader in Venezuela and that Guaido is trying to over throw him with a Coup. Guaido claims he is the right person to be the interm President of the Republic until fair elections are called.
Quick break down of the opposing positions.
A CNN undercover in the streets of Venezuela.
Here is an opinion piece on Venezuela published by aljazeera (I thought there was an opposing opinion from the same outlet posted by GH but I can't find it, if some does let me know and I'll edit it in here.)
Guaido is calling for more protests
Why people say Maduro was not elected fairly.
Madruo says that this a US conspiricy
Why this is believeable is in 2002 there was a us-led coup on Chavez.
An in depth documentary on it.
One part missed is that Chavez was no Angel either and willing to sick his military on his people if necessary.
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Maduro has the support of the military elite and has been making it clear through his twitter that this is the case.
At least 20 anti Maduro protesters were killed.
A global divide on who supports who
Some pro Maduro information. These websites have been accused of being Madruo Propaganda machines. The supporters of the sites believe them to be public news organizations supported by government funds just like the BBC or CBC.
US names Elliot Abrams as a envoy to the situation in Venezuela further fueling the thoughts that this too is a US plot with horrible intentions.
A look at the WAY to long history of the corruption in Venezuela
Some videos posted about the situation from the conspiracy point of view (not meaning to pass judgement with the title just pointing out this is theory. And the people in the video also have posted videos about how 9/11 was a US gov conspiracy and that Assad in Syria did not use chemical weapons, all which would be considered conspiracies by the main stream).
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I'm sure I missed a bunch as it is a very complicated and fluid situation but people can add to it as they like and add commentary. And I'll add to the OP as more stuff comes online.
Bernie sanders reaction Twitter.
The Maduro government has waged a violent crackdown on Venezuelan civil society, violated the constitution by dissolving the National Assembly and was re-elected last year in an election many observers said was fraudulent. The economy is a disaster and millions are migrating. 1/3
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Here is a fairly balanced summary of what is going on, along with an opinion on the best way to move Venezuela forward.
Personally I would be very hopeful and happy if they went down this path. But at the moment with neither side willing to compromise it doesn't seem likely.
This clears it for me. From Maduro's government funded news source, that his opponents say is a propaganda machine writes a story which his forces had to use force on a native tribe killing at least 2 and injuring at least 14 others for trying to let the aid in. Now does this sound like a guy stomping down the rich white elite? Or the dictator killing the poorest of the poor, a native tribe, who is so desperate and poor from the government that they are willing to die to try to get it?