Marco Rubio tries to put spotlight on the conflict
On Sunday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio took to Twitter to draw attention to the deadly street protests in Venezuela.
The tweet links to a powerful youtube video titled “What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell (English version),” where a Venezuelan woman living in America explains the current anti-government protests and government backlash.
The video depicts photos and footage of the violent scene in Venezuela. At the end of the video, the woman narrator concludes, “If you are human, and want to share the truth, please, share this video.”
On February 12th, at least three people were confirmed to have been killed during anti-government protests by “armed vigilantes on motorcycles.”
As result of the growing unrest among the people of Venezuela, the government has censored news and Twitter images.
Now on the fifth day of protests, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro still says he won’t resign.
Instead, Maduro has said he will not let the protesters who call for his resignation cause chaos. According to Reuters, “troops have fired teargas and water cannons to clear about 1,000 protesters who lit trash bonfires and threw stones in an affluent part of eastern Caracas.”
But the protests are not receiving substantial media coverage, as Instapundit notes, even though Cuba training armed government groups attacking and killing protestors in Venezuela:
There is a very good reason Cuba’s Castro dictatorship is on the U.S. State Department’s list of States Sponsors of Terrorism. As the report and video below clearly show, Cuba’s repressive apartheid regime is training armed groups in Venezuela in the terrorist black art of repression, torture, and murder. This dark and bloody art is being put to use by Venezuela’s puppet dictatorship, which takes orders directly from Havana and has for the last week been attempting to quash mounting protests with violence and lethal force.
Anti-American thugs beating people up just doesn’t get the attention of the U.S. media, particularly when they are communists.
Instead, the games in Sochi dominate the homepages.
One can only hope that other public figures will take Rubio’s lead, and promote knowledge of the important on-going events in Venezuela.