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Offline TomSea

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Could women in white sway Venezuelan soldiers blocking aid?
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:57:15 PM »
We had the women in white in congress the other day, interestingly, there have been "women in white" protesting against the Cuban regime for years and years and now, spreading to Venezuela. So, I'd say unrelated.

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Could women in white sway Venezuelan soldiers blocking aid?
[AFP] Juan RESTREPO    ,AFP•February 8, 2019

Cúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) - The soldiers blocking humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela look unlikely to give any ground, but Maria Acevedo thinks she knows how to make them let the shipments through.

Acevedo, 26, wants to join together with fellow Venezuelan women and escort the food and medicine across the border from Colombia.

Her bet is that a group of hungry and suffering mothers, sisters and daughters can convince the soldiers to break with President Nicolas Maduro and let the US aid shipments pass.

Read more at: https://news.yahoo.com/could-women-white-sway-venezuelan-soldiers-blocking-aid-021353903.html

Okay, "Ladies in white" in Cuba since 2003.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_in_White

A lot of times, I've seen pictures of them in Cuba being hauled off to jail!

A whole different phenomenon than that in the Capitol the other night.




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Re: Could women in white sway Venezuelan soldiers blocking aid?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 01:47:57 AM »
We had the women in white in congress the other day, interestingly, there have been "women in white" protesting against the Cuban regime for years and years and now, spreading to Venezuela. So, I'd say unrelated.

The story certainly does try to draw the parallel. :shrug:
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Re: Could women in white sway Venezuelan soldiers blocking aid?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 10:29:23 AM »
You are correct.

Cuba, from the wikipedia article above:

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The women protest the imprisonments by attending Mass each Sunday wearing white dresses and then silently walking through the streets dressed in white clothing. The color white is chosen to symbolize peace.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_in_White

The context does seem quite different in Cuba.


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