March 20, 2014
As it stands now the official protest death toll in Venezuela is up to 31, and the way President Nicolas Maduro’s government sees it, someone has to take the blame.
First it was Leopoldo Lopez, the former Mayor of Caracas who became a wanted man after beginning the protests last month. He gave himself up, and left his wife Liliana (and children) to continue protesting in the streets.
Since that didn’t fix matters, the government has a new target — 46-year-old opposition politician and Lopez ally Maria Corina Machado. Vowing revenge for the deaths (especially that of a Venezuela National Guard captain who died on Monday) the legislature has demanded an investigation into her activities on Tuesday.