It’s not a secret. The people of Brazil want to throw President Nicolas Maduro out of office. The opposition has been pushing a recall petition for the last several months, according to assemblyman José Manuel González. González is the deputy of the National Assembly from the state of Guárico, and he has been a member of the opposition for more than a year. González tried to work with Maduro when he took office after the death of Hugo Chavez, but Maduro had his own agenda, and that agenda has crippled the country. Maduro is the hand-picked successor of Chavez. He is a former bus driver and union leader. Venezuela is turning into a poverty stricken country thanks to Maduro’s lack of leadership even though it has the richest oil reserves in the world.
Mr. González is a former president of the Chamber of Commerce in Caracas, and he is also one of the leading agriculture entrepreneurs in Venezuela. González watched Maduro destroy farm production and confiscates businesses. Maduro rationed food medicine and other essential because the country has no cash. Maduro latest edict is to fire employees that signed the petition to remove him from office. Anyone government worker that signed the petition back in April will be fired or resign within 48 hours.
Maduro is trying to maintain control of the country through military rule as well as through his dictatorial policies. The country is rapidly deteriorating, and the people are starving. Caracas is now the most violent city in the world, according to González. People are fighting, stealing, and even killing in order to eat. Maduro has put the military in charge of distributing food. The military is also controlling the largest ports.
There are three million government employees in Venezuela, but González thinks only the people that hold managerial position will be fired. That means more than 10,000 people will lose their jobs because they want to remove Maduro from power. González said Maduro’s latest threat proves that the president has lost all sense of decency and compassion for his countryman. What Maduro does next is an unknown, but González thinks he will fight the petition to remove him from office to the bitter end.