Venezuela has had more than its fair share of turmoil lately with the energy crisis and the resulting food and medicine shortages. President Maduro has been under intense pressure lately to take emergency measures to stave off a total economic and political collapse in Venezuela. Given the lack of a coherent policy to literally keep the lights on in Venezuela, expert Danilo Diaz explains there have been calls for President Maduro’s resignation or for a referendum vote.
UNT Party, the opposition party to the Socialists, just lost its leader to an assassination. Venezuelan politician German Mavare was shot in the head on May 6, 2016 in the western state of Lara. Members of the UNT Party have expressed outrage on facebook over his assassination and have made demands for justice in the investigation into his killer. No one has taken responsibility yet for the slaying of Mavare, and the government of Venezuela has not made an official comment on his assassination.
This latest development reported by My Space.com, in the political upheaval in Venezuela is further evidence that the country is on the brink of total collapse. There are no links yet between the assassination and the current administration, but some Venezuelans are convinced that Mavare was targeted on the order of Socialist Party officials who feared an imminent coup against President Maduro. There is no doubt that President Maduro faces strong opposition on multiple fronts and is in a precarious position right now.