Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters at a rally at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Saturday. Agence Frane-Presse
Opposition supporters thronged the streets of Caracas and other cities on Saturday in protest against the regime of President Nicolas Maduro, as massive blackouts and the collapse of water supplies further exacerbated a growing political crisis.
Venezuela’s top court accused four opposition lawmakers of treason on Tuesday, following similar accusations against 10 legislators this month, escalating a deep political crisis in the South American country.
Tuesday evening, Maduro declared victory over the uprising — congratulating the armed forces for having "defeated this small group that intended to spread violence through putschist skirmishes."
If the US-Cuba embargo policy model has proven anything in the last 60 years, it’s that starving people doesn’t bring about regime change. Instead, they flee into exile. Already, Venezuelans have not only mimicked the Cubans on making the choice to emigrate rather than endure hardship — but surpassed them.
They have been suffering from lack of food and medicine for weeks, leading to some of them losing two-thirds of their body weight.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a message of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in which he expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy over the death of Prince Bandar Bin Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Al Saud.
The Pakistan Consulate in Dubai for the benefit of the community, especially the working class, has announced to provide all consular services every second Saturday from February.