Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro declares state of emergency

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has declared a state of emergency, hours after US intelligence officials warned that the South American country could be on the brink of disintegration.

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  • I see a short career for him.

    • UCSPanther

      I see the distinct possibility of a Ceasescu-style ending to his life…

      • Surele Surele

        my thoughts exactly

    • Ron MacDonald

      I see him hanging from a telephone pole.

      • Clausewitz

        Call me a traditionalist, but I do like the oldies.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The filthy mobs of glint eyed socialist retards that fill that country are so brain washed they will kill and eat each other before the rise up.

  • Martin B

    Who needs food when you have local food committees?

    Viva Revolucion!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Does this mean he will start using both sides of his toilet paper?

  • barryjr

    This brings to mind the ageless question, what came first the idiots or the socialists?

  • V10_Rob

    The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples’ money.

    If you’re stupid enough to double down after that, eventually you run out of everything else, too.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Everyone remembers the soft coup to oust Dilma Roussef and how this resembles another Brazil and another Ukraine to put puppet leaders into power to obey US hegemony!

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The fact is what type of democracy does the United States agree with because it seems to me that they do not want nations to be free or have sovereignty over their own nation. People should decide not other governments. It is a shame that the US is an empire and they are after free nations that want independence and BRICS is also their target!

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      This article does show the extent of how much the US and the West fear the rise of BRICS.

      • xavier


        Umm no. The Venexuelians did this to themselves and quite effectively.
        What wories me os when the civil war bresks out, castro, hizbulla and is will take advantage of the chaos to wreak havoc there and in North America. I really worry that Venezuela will become what Trinidad failed in 91 an jihadist base of operations

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          I do not link terrorism to the other crises in the world because I do not think they are linked. What I do believe is that through a few of the last presidents is they have wanted to have Latin American strategies and they want maybe an Alliende-like situation like Chile in 1973 when a democratically-elected government was removed. I want nations to stand on their own. Remember Venezuela has had US sanctions on them going back to the 2000’s. That is what has to be realized. I feel that every nation that tries to break free of the IMF, WTO and World Bank are normally attacked. It explains why Russia and BRICS are normally frowned upon and Russia recently sanctioned.

      • Millie_Woods

        The Internet is making you crazy Billy. Go outside and get some air, cut the grass, throw a ball. Do something to make the Americans in your head go away for a while. Free your mind man!