How did Venezuela end up this way?

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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Post by moab » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:02 am

RickOShea wrote:
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Miami Herald -Venezuela forces killed thousands, then covered it up, U.N. says


GENEVA — Venezuelan special forces have carried out thousands of extrajudicial killings in the past 18 months and then manipulated crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, the United Nations said Thursday in a report detailing wide-ranging government abuses targeting political opponents.

Special Action Forces described by witnesses as “death squads” killed 5,287 people in 2018 and another 1,569 by mid-May of this year, in what are officially termed by the Venezuelan government “Operations for the Liberation of the People,” U.N. investigators reported.

Laying out a detailed description of a lawless system of oppression, the report says the actual number of deaths could be much higher. It cites accounts by independent groups who report more than 9,000 killings for “resistance to authority” over the same period.

The report, which U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet will present to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday, delivers a scathing critique of President Nicolás Maduro’s embattled government and its handling of Venezuela’s deepening political and economic crisis.
I think the ones left are simply afraid.
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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Post by moab » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 am

Isn't it a little weird that we never heard back from that guy in Venezuela? lol.
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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Post by MPMalloy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 pm

moab wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 am
Isn't it a little weird that we never heard back from that guy in Venezuela? lol.
The Dentist?

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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Post by moab » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:27 pm

MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 pm
moab wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 am
Isn't it a little weird that we never heard back from that guy in Venezuela? lol.
The Dentist?
IDK what he was. The guy living in Venezuela that was commenting in this thread.
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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Post by flybynight » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:36 am

He's probably dead or too fearful to even open sites like this up anymore.
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Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

Post by JayceSlayn » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 am

moab wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:27 pm
MPMalloy wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:39 pm
moab wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:33 am
Isn't it a little weird that we never heard back from that guy in Venezuela? lol.
The Dentist?
IDK what he was. The guy living in Venezuela that was commenting in this thread.
There were a few Venezuela posters in this thread, but they have all eventually "gone dark". While the situation in Venezuela would probably still give good odds that they are still alive at least, it would also give good odds that they are hard-up for spare time/resources to continue commenting here. My best-case hope is that they've decided to get out of dodge and are currently struggling to get life back together somewhere else, but there are of course worse scenarios... :ohdear:
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