President Nicolás Maduro vowed to remove a key defector as chief prosecutor—and after a controversial election, he got his wish. It’s a chilling moment for the opposition.
Alex Remark is the nom de plume of journalist reporting from Venezuela for The Daily Beast.
As of Wednesday, three days after the vote, the lists of those newly elected to rule over the country were still secret.
‘Forty-eight hours ago, they were telling us we’d march on the presidential palace at Miraflores. Now they’re telling us to turn off our cars at noon.’
At least 14 people are dead in Caracas as tensions between the government and coerced voters threaten to erupt into ‘anarchy.’
Protesters laugh off President Maduro’s claims of being able to deliver full-time jobs and free food in Sunday’s—instead speaking of the possibility of civil conflict.
In a last-ditch effort to stop President Maduro from eliminating Venezuela’s current parliament, citizens are pouring into the capital and taking to the streets.