I know you may be getting tired of the wall-to-wall coverage of …the rioting in Venezuela. What rioting in Venezuela? I know the MSM has ignored the situation, but not Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline, which “…announced Monday it has suspended flights to and from Venezuela capital Caracas as violent protests continue in the country.” Venezuela has also severed ties with Panama. “Venezuela’s President severed diplomatic relations with Panama Wednesday, accusing the Central American nation of being a “lackey” for the United States in a conspiracy plot against his government.”

What’s Going On In Venezuela (In A Nutshell)

You want to know which side to be on? Just take note of which side Daily Struggles is on when it says, “The right-wing opposition’s protests are not about progressive social change, they are about social reaction trying to halt one of the most progressive social processes going on in the world right now.”

Why is rioting in Venezuela important to the U.S.? The WSJ writes, Why is what’s happening important?

Venezuela, which has the world’s biggest oil reserves, is among the biggest oil exporters and one of the top five suppliers to the U.S., so increased instability could potentially agitate global markets. The country’s domestic and foreign policies have at times have been at odds with those of the U.S. Venezuela’s government has aimed to counterbalance U.S. influence in the region, by supporting other leftist governments, such as those of Cuba, Bolivia, Argentina and Ecuador. Venezuela has also built close ties to Syria and Iran (emphasis added). Further political instability could lead to more deterioration in the local economy, which has faced slowing growth and climbing prices.

Not only do we have leftist governments on our southern borders, but Syrian and Iranian influences. Couple that with Russia trying to open seaports in Latin America, we have a real threat. Let’s take our attention off Malaysian air planes and Ukraine and concentrate on the closest threats.

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