[FONT=inherit]Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup.
[FONT=inherit]The opposition is urging supporters to take to the streets, beginning with a march on a major highway Saturday led by the wives of jailed activists, while a leading government figure is calling for the arrest of high-profile government critics.
[FONT=inherit]Polls suggest socialist President Nicolas Maduro would lose a recall vote. But that became a moot issue on Thursday when elections officials issued an order suspending a recall signature drive a week before it was to start.
[FONT=inherit]“What we saw yesterday was a coup,” said former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, who had been the leading champion of the recall effort. “We’ll remain peaceful, but we will not be taken for fools. We must defend our country.”
Venezuela is experiencing major problems with citizens even committing cannibalism to survive. The present government has flaunted its excesses in the face of people that can not get food or toilet paper. I fear that even if the people manage to change their government what will occur is they will replace one set of leaders who will be just as bad as the ones they dump.
Turkey experienced an attempted coup and the leader has been murdering all perceived opposition and this may be the reality in Venezuela.