by Javier Gonzalez
Here are a few events that lie half-buried in the postmodern maelstrom. We believe it is important to recall them because they generate ongoing consequences for millions of people in Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil, and the Americas.
1. In Venezuela, Chavista deputies brutally beat up opposition MPs on the premises of the National Assembly. It was literally a trap. The chamber’s doors were locked and internal television circuits disconnected as they began kicking and punching opposition deputies. The Chavistas were particularly ferocious against Deputy Maria Corina Machado, a former presidential candidate and one of the most articulate voices denouncing post-Chavez totalitarianism. She was violently kicked on the floor of the assembly in a cowardly act against this brave woman.