There have been a lot of things going on lately. The massive demonstrations in support to our Constitutional president Juan Guaido have unchained a LOT of repression and retaliation by those trying to avoid the dismemberment of the last stronghold of the Maduro and Castro gangs.
This is inevitable though. The suffering has been unbelievable and the cost in human lives, too high for those responsible to achieve some kind of agreement.
The media is trying to hide the truth about what's really going on.
Lots of rumors have been plaguing the social networks. The media are not broadcasting anything that could compromise them. There is a TOTAL media blackout. The institution created by Hugo Chavez as a means to censure and control the media, CONATEL, has issued a prohibition of the name of the president under severe penalties.
The control of the people by force is achieving levels only seen in other countries, like the civil war in Guatemala or Nicaragua. There have been random (and some of them very calculated) kidnappings, children 13 and 14 years old being imprisoned, including girls, it has been quite messy.
There are lots of rumors in the social networks and the information has to be carefully picked up.
All of this confirms that our institutions, ALL OF THEM have been infiltrated, and they are under the control of people obeying foreign interests. Our officers of all ranks are being held hostage, and getting under prison without warning, based only on suspicious behavior. Generals and colonels included. Troops have NO ACCESS TO AMMO and this is an act of war.
In time, the role of Cuba will come to light on all this. There is enough evidence and testimony about how they controlled and provided advice so the gang could band together and implement a spying system to get all of the military under their iron fist. Nothing new here, indeed. KGB did this successfully for 50 years in the former URSS. Their Caribbean version, though, is going to be crushed in this next few days.
The situation has become a lot more dangerous and people are being warned to stay home.
There are some strong warnings to the citizens: avoid to leave home unless necessary, and keep a low profile on the streets. This situation can be easily turned into messy bloodshed if some thug too high on coke happens to squeeze the trigger and shoots a foreign trooper.
I have been told that in some places (especially Caracas) there are VStroms (all-terrain bike patrols) all over the place, with one soldier armed in the backseat. I mean hordes of them. I have seen videos with 30 or 35 bikes roaming, as a minimum. And as usual, the gangs called Colectivos are intended to pacify the streets, shooting to the demonstrations and creating chaos. However…the last demonstrations have been MASSIVE. I am pretty sure that some record has been broken this time in the area of human concentration.
All of this has roots back in time. Cuba has tried to influence throughout many years in our country. They needed desperately access to our resources. Especially after the Special Period, the so-called famine episode that they experienced after the fall of the Soviet world. They hated Venezuela because of our wealthy land, our excess of resources, and mostly, our happiness.
I had personal friendly relationships (at first) with some people that were in charge of the transportation of medical personnel, back in its time. They told that many of them were not specialists at all and that their criticism to our way of life was especially poisonous. Even our taste for good food, whiskey, and imported perfumes was something these guys saw with bad eyes.