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Footage From The Front Lines: As Blood Flows In The Streets, Experts Warn Of A ‘Violent End Game’

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

‘They’re Starving Us To Death – We Can Only Hope For A Miracle’

According to this new story from Carbonated TV, there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel for millions of people now living and dying in Venezuela as the crisis continues to worsen and spills over into neighboring countries such as Brazil. With Venezuelans access to food and health care supplies worsening by the day at a time when it looked like it couldn’t get any worse, we take a look in this story at some of the latest scenes from the front lines in Venezuela, where many warn revolution is at hand while the streets have become chaos. Looking through the photographs, videos and stories outlined here within prove to us once again – there but for the Amazing Grace of God go we.

As we see in the first video below, Venezuela has been plagued by anti-government protests that have been growing more and more violent for the past month. Coming at a time when food shortages are hitting all but the very wealthy, this NY Times story reports protesters in Venezuela cover all age groups and as chaos reigns on the streets, one woman in her 60’s recently gave the reason she and so many others have taken to the streets: “they’re starving us to death, so nobody can stop me going out on to the streets to protest.” The argument a fellow protester was using to get her to ‘take cover’ apparently fell on deaf ears: “We can’t do anything if we’re dead, Missus.” From the NY Times story:

That’s what’s new in the protests taking place in Venezuela — the conviction that the 21st-century socialism begun by former President Hugo Chávez has failed and has left the country in ruins. And there are other, darker new elements involved — police brutality, mass detentions and the use of paramilitary groups armed by the government to carry out the dirty work the military doesn’t want to handle: murdering people.

The opposition has been firm in its demands: Open a channel for distributing food and medicine to alleviate the people’s suffering; restore the National Assembly’s constitutional roles; set a timetable for elections; and free political prisoners. For the government, agreeing on even one of these points would be like opening a tiny crack that would soon turn into an enormous hole through which its control would slip away.

Is there a way out of this labyrinth? The possibility of a negotiated transition satisfactory to the opposition is negligible, even more at a time when Mr. Maduro has called for a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution. But there is still a small window for dialogue. If that doesn’t happen, the alternative would be a military intervention to install a national unity government that would organize free and fair elections — in essence, the plebiscite that Mr. Maduro refuses to hold.

Although it is dangerous to allow the military to mix in political matters, it has happened before in Venezuela; in 1958, a civic-military alliance toppled the dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jiménez. There is also the risk of a Communist-type dictatorship modeled on Cuba’s. It’s an enormous challenge to find a political solution, but we must try.

Without one, we can hope for only a miracle.

In the new story from the Daily Mail they report Venezuela is marching forward towards civil war after opposition leaders urged citizens across the country to ‘rise up’ against President Nicholas Maduro who had announced Monday a redrafting of the country’s Constitution. Calling on people to take to the streets, we see the streets have turned once again to blood as more protesters are killed, bringing the death toll to at least 36 from the protests, not counting those dying in the streets from starvation and the associated diseases that come with not having adequate medical supplies and drugs.

As the Carbonated TV story reports, thousands of Venezuelans are walking to Brazil for medical care and medications because they cannot get them in their own country. According to this new story from Foreign Policy, Venezuela is headed towards a ‘Soviet-style’ collapse as the country deals with massive shortages that have led the masses to the streets. They report why it’s only likely to get worse from here and provide within their explanation another warning to America.:

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