Straight out of the Fidel playbook, we get this stomach turning tidbit: in the wake of Condi Rice’s calls for an international anti-Chavez front, National Assembly chairman Nicolas Maduro accuses Caracas’s bus drivers of playing along with a US conspiracy to destabilize the government by threatening to strike on the flimsy pretext that too many of them are getting shot by street criminals. At one point, Maduro actually suggested the CIA has a campaign to kill Caracas bus drivers to goad the rest into striking. It’s not so much that you couldn’t make this stuff up, it’s that you wish you had to…
This should clear up a few things:
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