The general strike
in Venezuela is incredible. Striking people have shut down the country's oil industry, which supplies 10% of US oil. A captain of an oil tanker there who is sympathetic with the strikers has refused to dock. The President there has called out the military to make sure that the oil starts flowing again. The images of thousands of people in streets I've seen on BBC news reports are amazing. They have a few pictures
online, but none of them convey the mass of humanity like the video I've seen. I'm surprised this isn't getting more coverage. The Economist also has a good article
summarizing the situation. I hope the government and its citizens can find a peaceful resolution.
I wonder if anyone is blogging from Venezuela right now.