Wednesday, May 1, 2013

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

While laptops and fists flew through the Asamblea Nacional after opposition lawmakers unfurled a banner to protest their silencing, the C-SPAN of Venezuelan politics censored itself and turned its cameras to the ceiling. The view of the ceiling was then interrupted by an anti-HCR hit piece. The fallout in the short term is spilled blood and black eyes. Long term, the government of Nicolas Maduro further reveals itself to be without credibility and dangerously unqualified to lead, let alone engage in the dialogue they claim to seek.

Video of course has found its way online and it is important to mention that the fight occurred on the opposition side of the aisle, which indicates that diputados del oficialismo marched across the room like an angry mob.

Caracas Chronicles contemplates what the last weeks of political violence mean for the opposition.

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