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Pressure Venezuela's Maduro

Presidente  Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela represents a weak link in the Western Hemisphere. His solutions to jail as many of his opponents as he could as a function to easing Venezuela's problems, are preposterous. His dictatorship threatens to destabilize Latin America and the Caribbean, so before matters reach an infectious epidemic proportion,  pressure must be applied upon the socialist to amend his risky helmsman ship. While the majority of the some 34 deaths from social protests in Venezuela could be attributed to Maduro's henchmen, Hugo Chavez's protege has manipulated the Venezuelan judiciary and security systems, to accuse the voices of dissent for his crimes. Maduro's paranoia is running high; only this week, his forces arrested three air force generals accusing them of trying to overthrow his government. Opposition lawmaker, Maria Corina Machado, who has repeatedly spoken out for a better Venezuela,  has been accused of being a Panamanian agent, because she addressed the OAS. Machado has had her mandate as a legislator revoked by Maduro and his cohort Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly. So, Machado could be joining other voices against Maduro in jail very soon since her immunity from arrest has been lifted. Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez continues to sit in Maduro's jail, plus two mayors sentenced by Maduro's judiciary for not removing barricades erected by protesters. Presidente Maduro's actions set a bad precedent in the West. If allowed to fester, will Nicaragua and Ecuador follow his lead?