After talks of peace between pro-government loyalists and opposition groups broke down in December, Venezuela has descended into chaos. Food and medicine shortages, a collapse of their currency, and an encroaching police state by a failing regime have caused a state of turmoil that seems impossible to quell. However, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro may have just found his answer — slaughter the resistance.
Over the past few weeks, millions of Venezuelans have taken to the streets in a mega-protest against, what they call, the Maduro dictatorship. These protestors have been met with heavy backlash from Maduro. Earlier this month, Maduro used helicopters to drop tear gas on protesters, and clashes with police have left dozens dead.
Because the protesters outnumber the police, Maduro has come up with a unique way to battle his problem with dissent — kill them. Last week, Maduro announced that he will be arming as many as 400,000 civilians loyal to the regime.