A stunning new report from Amnesty International is shedding new light on the escalating humanitarian crisis sweeping Venezuela; saying Maduro’s government is overseeing the “worst human rights crisis” in the nation’s history.
The staggering 58-page report titled, ‘This is no way to live: Public security and the right to life in Venezuela’ highlights the widespread abuse of average citizens at the hands of Nicolas Maduro’s socialist regime.
According to the data, between 2015 and 2017 there were 8,292 “extrajudicial executions,” a 65% increase in maternal mortality, a 30% increase in infant mortality, and 87% of all residents living in poverty.
“The government has failed to prevent armed violence and investigate other human rights violations in the country. Instead, Venezuelan authorities have publicly stated that killing people in the context of security operations is a successful practice,” writes Amnesty International.
“Venezuela is going through one of the worst human rights crises in its history. The list of crimes under international law against the population is growing,” said one official.
Read the stunning report here.
MAN OF THE PEOPLE: Venezuela’s Maduro Dines on $100 Steak, Smokes Cigars as Nation Starves
Venezuelan Socialist President Nicolas Maduro was caught on camera eating a $100 steak and smoking lavish cigars during a recent trip to Asia; infuriating millions of starving residents struggling with a collapsing economy and vanishing food supplies.
According to Bloomberg, images of Maduro dining at a famous steak restaurant in Turkey went viral on social media within minutes. The socialist president was traveling back from China where he sought aid for his impoverished nation.
“Maduro visited Nusr-Et, known for its $100 rib-eye, after making an official trip to China in hopes of securing financing for cash-strapped Venezuela. In videos posted by Nusret to Twitter and Instagram, Maduro is seen eating steak next to his wife, Cilia Flores, while also holding a cigar and trying on a t-shirt depicting Nusret, also known as Salt Bae and famous for how he prepares and seasons steaks,” writes Bloomberg.
Venezuela is struggling to clampdown on a devastating financial crisis. Recent reports say nearly 79% of the nation’s residents are unable to “feed themselves” on a daily basis.
VENEZUELA CRUMBLES: Maduro Boosts MINIMUM WAGE by 3,000%, Says ‘TRUST ME’
Venezuela’s socialist government took drastic measures this week to help navigate the country through its most recent economic crisis; unveiling new regulations that boost the nation’s minimum wage by 3,000%.
The measure -coupled with slashing five zeros from the Venezuelan currency- aims to boost residents’ purchasing power, with average household items like eggs and paper towels costing millions of Bolivares.
“I want the country to recover and I have the formula. Trust me,” President Maduro told the nation in a primetime address. “We are going to begin a process of recovery in the coming days, weeks and month… It’s a revolutionary formula… unique in the world!”
“The recovery package includes measures such as raising taxes, increasing petrol prices for some drivers, and introducing a rebranded currency – the sovereign bolívar – which will have five fewer zeros than its inflation-stricken predecessor, the bolívar,” writes the Guardian.
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