What a punk Maduro is....I think the US should just say fine, and withdraw all aid, and trade with the country, and tell this little thug that he can explain that to the people.Venezuela’s opposition agreed to meet tomorrow with President Nicolas Maduro as anti-government protesters and security forces clashed in Caracas for an 11th straight night.
U.S. President Barack Obama, on a visit to Mexico Feb. 19, condemned the violence in Venezuela. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a statement late Feb. 21 urged Maduro’s government to ends its efforts to “stifle dissent.”
“The Venezuelan government has confronted peaceful protesters with force and in some cases with armed vigilantes claiming to support the government,” Kerry said. “This is not how democracies behave.”
Maduro yesterday called Kerry’s statement “insolent” and an “aggression,” adding that he remains willing to exchange ambassadors.
“What is unacceptable is for you to stick your nose in Venezuela’s sovereignty, Kerry,” Maduro said on state television. “Yankee go home!”
The central bank’s scarcity index last month rose to a record 28 percent, meaning that more than one in four basic goods was out of stock at any given time.
“Venezuela is headed toward an economic debacle and the government is trying to cover it up by repressing the protests,” Capriles said. “We are going to convert these protests into the biggest social movement in the history of Venezuela.”
Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas - Bloomberg