Why go to the Circus when you have the AN?


While Maduro and his train of flunkies were busy governing watching a private Cirque du Soleil showing (and ticket holders are lined up out in the rain), the regularly scheduled National Assembly Session got underway, only to be interrupted by this official communiqué smear campaign against Capriles (min. 1:54).

While cameras were not rolling inside the National Assembly, and viewers were being treated to said Goebblesian propaganda instead, the opposition bloc brandished a poster, a POSTER, written with the words “Coup d’État to Parliament.” Let’s all remember that opposition representatives are not allowed to speak in Parliament since last week, thanks to Diosdado Cabello’s responsible use of his mandate tyrannical decision.

What ensued, conveniently out of the media glare, was an all-out physical assault on opposition MP’s, resulting in a bleeding Julio Borges, a María Corina Machado kicked while on the floor with a possible broken nose, a beaten Ismael García, a beaten Nora Bracho, an Américo de Grazia with a possible fractured leg.


The whole time, media access to the AN is only authorized to ANTV, the official Parliament channel, meaning the government has the journalistic monopoly on what footage they choose to show the world. And the have the gall to claim that private media censors the government.

Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas helpfully reminded us that as long as Maduro’a antics are not given exclusive coverage news is not properly reported, more and more cadenas will be broadcast. At least he is a man of his word: while we still don’t know the whole story on how this savage seizure of our legislative branch unfolded, luckily there is now a cadena nacional to inform us about the under-17 national soccer team.

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  1. What about this?

    Elides J Rojas L ‏@ejrl 1h
    Hay un video sobre las agresiones de la Asamblea Nacional. Le dará la vuelta al mundo

    I want to see that

  2. “….a María Corina Machado kicked while on the floor with a possible broken nose, …”

    How absolutely disgusting. This is savagery. A female opposition figure is ‘kicked while on the floor’ of the National Assembly and there are ‘no’ condemnations from other South American governments? Why? Have they all turned a blind eye to barbarism in Venezuela? Simply outrageous.

  3. It’s worth remembering that the Opposition Representatives were elected with 52% of the vote. But due to CNE Revolutionary Electoral Mathematics that 52% turns out to be a minority which allowed the regimen representatives to elect the president of the National Assembly, who today denies the opposition representatives to voice their point of views and who commands this attack.

  4. Circus, we know that word from Roman times. Seems that at that time it was Lions (not the Caracas baseball team) or Gladiators vs the Christians, Jews or Nubians! All they have left are the Olie-what evers that for some reason cannot be identified by name (so that they can be brought to justice) rather than pointing out those Venezulans who have received large corrupt profits on the backs of poor Venezuelan people. These people regardless if their are with Chavez or in opposition should be fed to the lions if there are any lions still in Venezuela!!!


  5. It is not in this shot but I notice that Chavez hija has come out of her luto to join the private circus for adults. Its a nice life, being the daughter of the cristo de los pobres, or whatever they call him.

    • She was forced to leave a very expensive restaraunt last week as all the diners and the cooks were banging their pots and pans when they realized she was there.

      *The kitchen staff distributed pots and pans to the restaruant patrons.

      • Which brings up what happened to former Mexican President Lopez Portillo, whose unrestrained borrowing during the 1976-81 oil boom led to big debt problems by 1982. While Lopez Portillo said he would “fight like a dog” to defend the peso’s exchange rate, the inevitable devaluation and recession occurred. The mansion he built in Mexico City became known as “Dog Hill.”

        After he left office, he was observed dining at an exclusive Mexico City restaurant. Patrons began barking. Lopez Portillo left the restaurant without finishing his meal.

  6. María Corina is OK, she suffered a severe blow to the nose when she was struck down for the second time, right in front of the Dias, from where Diosdado Cabello looked on, laughing, instead of intervening to call order on the National Assembly he “presides” over.

  7. If you are paranoid you might think of an scenario where the whole attack is staged so that Maduro can say ‘we want love and harmony even with the fascist right wingers in congress and I ve talked to comrade Diosdado to put an end to this violence in the Asamblea Nacional ‘ then some sort of peace is promised to oppo congressman ‘if they behave’ thus earning maduro the image of a lovey dovey kind of leader , who is the only one able to control disorder and strife. Cutie eyes is playing to the hilt the role of ruthless though guy , barking Goering style at the oppo representatives and that of the diverted tyrant ( Sadam Husseim style ) laughing while he watches oppo leaders get savagely beaten in the floor of the Asamblea . One is left wondering Was the whole thing staged as a gesture of intimidation and self sattified brutal might (while making Maduro look good) or is it simply Chavismo having lost all sense of limits and now exhibiting its true fascist colours to the delight of its hard core followers ? time will tell .

    • He really does remind me of Goering, from the early days of the Nazi ascendance when he was running the Reichstag parliament (or whatever you called it in the Weimar Republic.) Bullying opposition members, having his thugs enforce his commands, cutting off opposition members, blatantly violating protocol and law.


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