Another crack opened in the wall supporting Marxist dictator Nicolas Maduro’s administration: On Monday Major General Miguel Rodriguez Torres, who ran Maduro’s intelligence service until he was fired in 2014, said his country is moving toward civil war.

The chances of Nicolas Maduro enjoying his dotage are decreasing by the day as protests in Venezuela grow.  By Bob Adelmann

While opposition leaders and supporters protest the Venezuelan government's political repression, the poor are too busy trying to survive to join them.

Following the government’s confiscation of its parts plant, General Motors announced on Wednesday it was ceasing all operations in Venezuela. The company said the seizure was illegal and that it would seek legal remedies.

Under pressure from both domestic and international sources, Venezuela’s Supreme Court reversed its recent decision to transfer all legislative powers from the country’s congress to itself.

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