Venezuela’s starving citizens continued to cope with a crippling black-out that struck the region over the weekend; ratcheting up the pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s failing regime as food supplies and medicine runs dry.
“Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception,” reports Reuters.
“Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in what President Nicolas Maduro called an act of U.S.-backed sabotage, but critics insist it is the result of incompetence and corruption,” adds the article.
Maduro has publicly blamed his country’s failing power-grid on the United States; accusing Washington of launching a “cyber-attack” and “electrical warfare” against his crumbling regime.
“We need help! We are in a humanitarian crisis!” added one Caracas resident.
Read the full report at Reuters.
FIREWORKS: Special Envoy RIPS Ilhan Omar When Asked if He ‘Supports’ Venezuelan GENOCIDE
Embattled Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar viciously attacked the US Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams during his congressional testimony Wednesday; bizarrely asking if the official would support a “genocide in Venezuela”
“I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful,” said Omar.
Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Rep. Ilhan Omar clash in testy exchange at House Foreign Affairs hearing.
"Whether…a genocide will take place and you will look the other way because American interests were being upheld is a fair question," she says. pic.twitter.com/b74qqY3bY1
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2019
“It is not right to attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” said Elliott Abrams.
At hrng, Dem MN Rep Ilhan Omar brings up Iran-Contra w/special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. Asks if he would back genocide in Venezuela like he did in Guatemala
Abrams: That is a ridiculous question. I'm not going to respond to that kind of personal attack
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 13, 2019
Watch the fiery exchange above.
GRAHAM ON FIRE: Sen. Graham Says Ocasio-Cortez ‘Hell Bent’ on Turning US into ‘Venezuela’
Sen. Lindsey Graham escalated his war-of-words with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday; saying the Democratic-Socialist would like to spend America’s “last 12 years as Venezuelan socialists.”
“Even worse news, [Ocasio-Cortez] and her new socialist colleagues seem hell-bent on making sure that our last 12 years will be spent as Venezuelan socialists, not Americans,” tweeted Graham.
Question: Is it possible Rep. Ocasio-Cortez could be wrong about the demise of the planet in 12 years and the American people reject her socialist agenda in 2020?
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 24, 2019
The Senator was referencing Ocasio-Cortez’ comments this week that claimed the world would likely end in 12 years if the US doesn’t address climate change.