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karina french

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of #SOSVenezuela

What Venezuelans have been living
Who is involved already?
What's been happening in Venezuela
Economic Strife in Venezuela
Chavez became president of Venezuela in 1999; during his presidency, crime rate increased by a factor of four
Murder rate now according to Venezuelan Violence Observatory (an organization without affiliation to the Venezuelan government): 79/100,000
Murder rate now according to the government: 39/100,000
5% of Venezuela's GDP is lost to crime

-Price Ceilings


-Black Markets
Shortage of Basic Goods
Shortage of Medical Supplies
Lopez turned himself in at the march on Tuesday, February 18

Venezuelan security forces transported him to the political prison, Ramo Verde

Underwent trial for terrorism and homicide charges that were dismissed

He is still in custody, accused of arson and conspiracy

Internet knocked out in San Cristobal by Maduro's government

16 deaths through today (confirmed by Reuters)
Toilet paper
"Almost everything needed to mend and heal is in critically short supply: needles, syringes and paraffin used in biopsies to diagnose cancer; drugs to treat it; operating room equipment; X-ray film and imaging paper; blood and the reagents needed so it can be used for transfusions." - as reported by associated press
Further Updates

Protesters have been demonstrating every day since February 12

Over 712 arrested (48 still in custody)

150 injured

3 US diplomats expelled from Venezuela in these past two weeks

Yesterday, 3 Venezuelan diplomats were expelled from the US

Student protesters create agenda

Maduro called for peace conference today
Stay Informed!
Spread the Word!
WM Students for Venezuela
Ayumi Matsuda
Kris Urquizo
Gabriella Hafner
Luis Madrid
Lexi Braschi
Christopher Friend
Karina Brocco French
Liam Canty
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