Crisis worsens in Venezuela, Maduro blames fascist right and U.S.

Posted on May 19, 2016 • Filed under: Conflicts, Venezuela France-Presse reported… Under the state of emergency imposed by President Nicolas Maduro, the military, along with government-organized civilian committees, ensures that food packets are delivered door-to-door in order to — as officials say — cut out black market operators.

The president however says he is fighting an “economic war” being waged by Venezuela’s “fascist” right supported by the “imperialist” United States.

Since Maduro decreed the state of emergency, political tensions in the country have ratcheted up.

The opposition, which controls the National Assembly and is aiming to oust the president through a recall referendum, was leading nationwide protests on Wednesday. Read Article

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