The major focus in recent days, with regard to civil unrest, has been Ukraine. And that is understandable enough. After all, it appears to represent an attempt by Vladimir Putin to impose his will upon a neighbor, and thereby begin to reconstitute the former Soviet Union.
Still, it should not go unnoticed that what has been happening in Venezuela lately has also been shocking to the conscience. Venezuela's current president, Nicolás Maduro, is a thug--one almost wishes for the halcyon days of the late Hugo Chavez again (I never thought I would say that
!)--who has no compunctions about quelling the protests by having their participants killed.
Here is a story about one of those people--a beauty contestant--who was shot and killed during a recent protest: Genesis Carmona : The Two-Way : NPR