Friday, February 21, 2014

A Venezuelan Hero


By: Ricardo Quinones

For the past two weeks I have been posting intense videos, music vibes and my thoughts on it. Well I think this week awaits a more serious matter. As many of you folks know, a tragic situation is roaring through Venezuela. There President Nicholas Maduro has been acting very irresponsibly, and has shown that his intentions are not for the people but for himself. People are being injured and shot daily because of the protests, which they have the utmost right to do. Uncountable amounts of people are out on the streets, fighting for a resignation from the president. The thing is that the president refuses to do so and so is doing everything possible to keep his position. Even if this means having the entire government army outside, attacking there own people. So far there have been very little politicians fighting to support the people. Except for who we see in the picture, Leopoldo Lopez. Leopoldo Lopez was one of the candidates for presidency in Venezuela and he has been fighting for his people for the past month. This includes huge protests, interviews with great courage that attack the president with the truth and therefore risking his life. I would like you all to visit this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLJRWm8rCLE and listen to how Leopoldo Lopez attacks the truth. A true hero from my point of view.


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  2. What's happening in Venezuela is a little more complex than that. There are two sides to every story, and there are some countries like Argentina and Bolivia who are siding with the Venezuelan government. Most, however, believe that neither side is doing the correct thing and progress will not happen midst the fighting.

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  3. this is interesting. To this day I had not heard about this problem, since i do not watch the news. I do not think the government is doing the right thing by killing their own people but i can't really judge them since I would need more information to draw a conclusion. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  4. I believe that Venezuela is the perfect example of a Latin American country with growing Totalitarian (Socialist) government. Their current president is not even that. He's a wanna be dictator, and is about to be one if he does not resign soon. The country is going from bad to worse. I honestly don't know how much better of a president Leopold would be, but anyone would be better than the current one.

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  5. I think it's so sad to watch all of this happening. Like Sang Eui said, there is probably so much more behind the story. But I also think it's really brave of this candidate, Leopoldo to stand up like this. It's a very risky thing to do, so hopefully he has success.

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  6. Sang Eui is right. It sounds more like a power struggle in which neither side is right. I'm sure Leopoldo has his own agenda too, since he lost the election to this guy he's trying to dethrone.

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  7. You guys might not know this, but soon after that speech, Leopoldo turned himself in to the government. He said it was because he wasn't going to simply run and hide from them. Now the people want Maduro to resign and for Lopez to be released.

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  8. Something like this happened in Ukraine. People are protesting because they don't like their leader. That's the only thing I know right know because I don't really understand much about politics.

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  9. I watched a video that explained what is going on in Venezuela, and in my opinion, countries form around the world should help the people of Venezuela. Many people every day are dying because they do not like the government. And about Leopoldo, he is a really god man, he graduated from harvard and many important honos that he has, so I think he should be the president of Venezuela.

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  10. I did my news story on this... It was quite interesting if anything. A few days ago there was a protest going on here in Guate about this. In my opinion, the president of Venezuela is being unfair. This should change or then Venezuela will be in trouble...

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  11. There was this SOS thing in front of El Palacio Nacional on saturday that I went to. It was pretty cool to see all the people showing up to show their support, especially when they weren't even from Venezuela. Anyway, this is a really serious situation, and it from the video posted above, it looks like Leopoldo knows that he's talking about.

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