Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó tries to climb over fence to enter parliament
January 6, 2020 at 11:49 AM - Views: 41 #247133Judi LynnMember
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó was prevented by security forces from entering the National Assembly building in Caracas to take part in a vote to re-elect him as Speaker.
In chaotic scenes on Sunday, he attempted to climb over a fence but was pushed back by national guard officers. Inside the chamber, a group of dissident opposition lawmakers formed a bizarre alliance with members of President Nicolás Maduro’s Socialist party and chose Luis Parra, a former Guaidó ally, as Speaker.
Supporters of Mr Guaidó said the situation amounted to “a parliamentary coup” and held an improvised session in the offices of pro-opposition newspaper El Nacional. Their tally said 100 of parliament’s 167 legislators approved him as Speaker, and Mr Guaidó took an oath of office at the scene.
January 6, 2020 at 12:55 PM #247144elias39Participant
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He better be careful he doesn’t tear his Dockers.
January 6, 2020 at 1:58 PM #247155NV WinoModerator
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Reality TV has become reality.
January 6, 2020 at 2:18 PM #247160GZeusHParticipant
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Life imitates Britcom:
I wonder if he would have been successful if he had a nice, pink hat.
Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.
January 6, 2020 at 2:50 PM #247174salemcourtParticipant
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Interesting. He held his meeting in the offices of El Nacional. I am sure that if the CIA or FBI conducts a coup against the US president which fails, they would have a meeting in the offices of CNN or MSNBC.
January 6, 2020 at 3:57 PM #247196Black LeBaronParticipant
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This may be just more US/Fascist propaganda. Aaron Mate retweeted something saying, “More evidence that Guaido was not blocked from entering the National Assembly. He used the fact that 5 other deputies were facing criminal prosecution and barred entry as an excuse for not attending a vote he knew he would lose – all in order to disqualify it.”
I don’t know which story is true, but given Guido’s remarkable record of failure during the coup, his reelection would seem unlikely no matter how anti-democratic his supporters.
Great men are almost always bad men.
January 6, 2020 at 4:49 PM #247233BluesuedeshoesParticipant
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Life in prison for Guido Boy.
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