Venezuelans “Hunt Down” Maduro Regime Supporters in Miami

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - May 17, 2017, 1:51 pm
Venezuelans in Florida have formed a committee to identify the homes of former officials who worked for Chavez’s regime to hold demonstrations there (Twitter).


Venezuelans living abroad have targeted regime officials and have made known their displeasure with them.

Last Sunday, a group of Venezuelans residing in the state of Florida gathered outside the residence of Carlos Maximo Aniasi Turchio, an alleged former member of the army during Chavez’s administration who lives in the city of Orlando.

“This is the kind of person who has told the Venezuelan people that socialism is good when they are starving, have no medicine and are eating out of the trash,” said a Venezuelan who shared a video of the protest.

In the video, the Venezuelans express their anger at the luxury the former officials enjoy. According to the records of the city of Orlando, the house in question, located in the area of Winter Park, was bought by Carlos Aniasi in the year 2014 for USD $347,800.

But that is not his only house. He also has another one registered 30 miles away purchased at a cost of USD $260,000 in the month of December 2016.

Turchio is not the only person linked to Chavismo who has been targeted by the Venezuelan protesters. Former public banking officer Eugenio Vasquez Orellana (2009-2010), was forced to leave a bakery located in the city of Doral, also in Florida, on Sunday morning, after his compatriots who were in the same place shouted “thief” and “rat.”


In Weston, Florida, former judge Dayva Soto and her husband Rafael Ricardo Jimenez also stared down protesters, who located the address of their home valued at USD $925,000. They arrived last Friday night, shouting “you will pay for what you’ve done.”

Soto responded to the event on her Twitter account saying that the act was “an injustice against me and my family.”

Venezuelans who protested accused the former judge of having imprisoned opposition leader Henrique Capriles, nevertheless the same former candidate to the Venezuelan presidency, showed his support for Soto saying that “she had the courage to give me freedom when almost 40 judges had avoided the case. Honor those to whom honor is due,” said Capriles.

Source: El Nuevo Herald

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

Educator by trade, social-media apprentice, activist for a democratic Honduras, and free thinker. Follow her on Twitter @NenaToledo.

United Nations Security Council to Discuss Venezuelan Crisis Today For First Time

By: Karina Martín - May 17, 2017, 1:20 pm

EspañolThe United Nations Security Council is planning to discuss the crisis in Venezuela for the first time this Wednesday, May 17. The United States, one of the five permanent members of the organization, asked that Venezuela be included in the meeting's discussions. The schedule change was made just hours after Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro announced the approval of a new state and economic emergency in the country. Read More: EU Requests Venezuela to Respect Citizens’ Rights and Hold Elections Read More: Venezuelan Opposition Holds Nationwide Sit-down to Protest Dictatorship The country's opposition leader and Miranda Governor Henrique Capriles announced that he will meet with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday, May 19. "I will present all the cases of Diego, Pernalete, Miguel, Luis, Yeison — all the Venezuelans who have been killed, all violations of human rights," Capriles said during his radio program. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   Over the course of six weeks of nearly constant demonstrations, there have been 42 deaths on the hands of the dictatorship, which has done everything it can to repress protests. Since April 1, there have been 2,371 arrests during demonstrations. On Monday alone there were 92 arrests, in addition to law enforcement behavior that opposition members said were contrary to international standards. "It is very serious what is happening," Director of the Venezuelan Penal Forum Alfredo Romero said. "We have registered with these new torture cases with the prosecution." Fuentes: Efecto Cocuyo; Univisión; El Nacional;

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