Wednesday, 23 May 2018/ from New American

After Maduro’s Reelection in Venezuela, Chaos Worsens and Exodus Increases

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Following Marxist dictator Nicolás Maduro’s (shown) sham reelection to a third six-year term as president of Venezuela on May 20, economic conditions in the plagued nation continue to worsen as the country faces growing isolation from the international community.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the election was a “sham,” while State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said the election wasn’t legitimate. Vice President Mike Pence called the election “a further blow to the proud democratic tradition of Venezuela.”

A May 22 Reuters news report observed that following the election, many people lined up at the main bus terminal in Caracas to buy tickets and board buses out of the country, most headed for neighboring Cucuta, Colombia.

With the inevitable outcome of the rigged election apparent to almost all Venezuelans, it is surprising that anyone would wait for the results to be officially announced before making their departure. In fact, many had already left. A recent AP report noted that hundreds of thousands of migrants have left Venezuela during the first three months of this year. more here: