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Thursday, June 15, 2017

He had just left his office by car and was passing a nearby church when the state security vans swooped in on Wilmer Azuaje.

Put on a military plane hours later on May 3, the 40-year-old regional lawmaker - one of the best-known opposition figures in the rural home state of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - has not been seen since.

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"He's disappeared. They kidnapped him. There is complete silence," said his mother, Carmen Cordero, who has been traveling between Barinas state and the capital, Caracas, to seek information on him at the headquarters of national intelligence service Sebin.

There has been no official word on Azuaje's case, and requests to authorities for information went unanswered.

Azuaje is one of more than 3,000 activists, mainly young protesters, rounded up since massive demonstrations began against President Nicolas Maduro and the ruling Socialist Party at the start of April, according to rights groups.

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Sean Penn will fix it.

#1 | Posted by Sully at 2017-06-15 12:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It must be horrible for you liberals to see your socialist paradise fall apart. To see what the logical conclusion of your point of view is.

This thread's been up for two days and you liberals avoid it like the plague...

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2017-06-16 07:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It must be horrible for you liberals to see your socialist paradise fall apart."

Even worse is when people confuse actual Socialism with Democratic Socialism.

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-16 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tomato, Tomaaato....

It's still the same..If it was succeeding, you would be going apesh*t trying to get it here...

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2017-06-16 07:59 PM | Reply

"Tomato, Tomaaato...."

Thanks for proving my point.

"It's still the same.'

No it's not. And the fact you have to pretend speaks volumes. Do you not care, or do you just not know?

#5 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-16 08:01 PM | Reply

Boaz: I dare you to knock this battery off my shoulder...

C'mon, I dare you. ☺

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-06-16 08:08 PM | Reply

"It must be horrible for you liberals to see your socialist paradise fall apart."

Is it joyful for you when opposition leaders get kidnapped or something?

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 08:10 PM | Reply

Comrades!

Don't forget to celebrate 100 years of Marxian socialism this October.

Don't settle for cheap imitations like so-called "Democratic Socialism"--a euphemism for capitalism with a huge welfare state.

Viva Venezuela and Comrade Maduro!

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-06-16 08:16 PM | Reply

"Don't settle for cheap imitations like so-called "Democratic Socialism"--a euphemism for capitalism with a huge welfare state."

Where does the definition of Democratic Socialism require a huge welfare state?

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-16 08:21 PM | Reply

It's empirically pretty easy to show that a strong capitalist economy married to a robust welfare state works better than any of the alternatives that have been tried.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-16 08:39 PM | Reply

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