U.S. intelligence officials warned on May 14 that Venezuela is descending into economic and political chaos that is likely to end in street violence, military suppression of citizens’ rights, and a possible coup to remove President Nicolás Maduro.
Interim Brazilian president Michel Temer asked the citizenry to “trust” him, saying that his administration would be Brazil’s “salvation,” but he will do little to solve the country's problems.
In a sudden unexpected move, early Tuesday morning the acting president of Brazil’s lower house (the Chamber of Deputies) reversed his previous decision from Monday to annul a Chamber of Deputies April vote that allowed impeachment proceedings to move forward. The upper house — the Federal Senate — was already moving toward a vote to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff when word came that the Chamber was going to have another vote on the matter.
After decades of socialist policies, Venezuela's currency is collapsing. The destruction will continue until the country is laid waste or common sense is restored.
Abandoned even by many of her allies and facing impeachment proceedings at home supported by more than nine out of 10 Brazilians, Brazil's embattled president, former communist terrorist Dilma Rousseff, was in New York City last week to fight back.