|Venezuelans marched for freedom today in Caracas|
Venezuela's downward spiral to totalitarianism continues but millions of Venezuelans are doing all they can to resist it. Hundreds of thousands took to the streets today in Venezuela in what was described as "the mother of all protests." Some have been killed today for standing up nonviolently for freedom and the rule of law there. A 17-year-old boy and a 23-year-old woman died after both being shot in head this past Wednesday. There names are Carlos Moreno and Paola Andreina Ramírez Gómez. This pattern can be traced back over three years.
|Paola Ramírez and Carlos Moreno both shot in the head today in Venezuela|
|Some of the Venezuelan youths shot in the head during 2014 protests|
Non-violent student protesters continue to be shot in the head in Venezuela. Meanwhile the Maduro regime with their Cuban handlers continues the transformation of Venezuelan democracy into a totalitarian dictatorship. Strategic non-violence is the best hope the opposition has to restore democracy in that South American country. However repeated mass protests since February 12, 2014 may have become the new normal.
|17-year old Carlos Moreno shot in the head by Maduro's colectivos|
The international community was warned in 2014 that Venezuela would spiral out of control but it was not heeded. The Obama Administration embraced Nicolas Maduro and Raul Castro legitimizing both.
|Paola Ramirez shot in the head by Maduro's colectivos today|
|President Obama with Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro in the background|
|Dictator Nicolas Maduro and Secretary of State John Kerry|