As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
As I took the time to think about the political crisis in Venezuela, I reflected upon the recent Podcast that I listened to called - El Libertador, with an agreement that to really understand a present circumstance, we have to also look at history to understand how a present moment is formulated. The past is formulated through the present. Any given moment, thought or action in the present, is history in the making. The violence reveals how the nation cried our for social change, freedom, liberation, through revolutions. With uprising that was led by specific individuals. In the case of Venezuela we can refer to Simón Bolívar, Chávez, Maduro and now Juan Guaidó. Political leadership, demand for change, is one factor. But the economic factors / impact, booms to the economy, and the resource which is oil, that can be ignored.
As I touched upon this in my previous thoughts, I began to further realize the impact of oil upon the nation. From rags to riches, from riches to rags, and again the cycle continues. We could say that the rich resource was and is the source of political turmoil. As a leading producer in the 1920's, 50's. 60's, and 70's. With this production arrived many friends, and also the development of enemies. The macro situation is or course very serious, with individuals dying from lack of food, poverty, and entrenched violence. But the unfortunate truth is that with any money producing resources, there are unfortunate tensions. Economic boosts and tensions. Where you become despised for the possessions and subjected to envy. This is where we should examine the situation in Venezuela more closely. The resources are there, but the humanitarian crisis' should supersede. Which is why intervention from human rights groups, World Health Organization, United Nations, and countries who are willing to offer foreign aid.
A political uprising, the change of leadership is needed. Ultimately any change will also affect national and international alliances. A settled leadership is deeply needed. But the talk at this moment is the affect upon the population. Those who are being injured, the poor and needy. The innocent, the vulnerable, who cannot afford to care for political strife, however; are dealing the strife to survive. Whilst sanctions are imposed upon Venezuela, they continue to affect the economy, industry and job losses.
Questions: *How have international sanctions contributed to the creation of the collapse in Venezuela?
*What are the political agendas of Maduro and Guaidó?
My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)
Notes: These thoughts were originally hand-written on May 24th, 2019. Please note that these thoughts are not conclusive and will continue to develop with current events, and also further investigation / research. Image 1 - Web Link Image 2 - Web Link