epa05315323 Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's Government in Caracas, Venezuela, 18 May 2016. Maduro and the opposition held press conferences amid growing tension this week, in which the government has reiterated that it is protected against an alleged coup while the opposition has urged the public to ignore those shields. Maduro said that his government is facing 'the worst aggression' to hit the country in the past decade, a statement made after a national state of emergency and economic emergency were made effective on 13 May. The Venezuelan opposition is accused of attempting to overthrow the government through actions for a referendum that Maduro says have no 'political viability'. Signatures were collected by the opposition and presented to the electoral authorities on May 2 to initiate a recall referendum. EPA/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

Venezuela is in the beginnings of monstrous economic chaos, and it is no surprise that the “hidden hand” is emerging. There is a strong possibility that Venezuela is the potentially the next location of the proxy war between the United States and Russia. It may not be drastically evident right now, but if proven true over the next few months it will become extremely evident.

Venezuela is actively claiming that the US is about to invade Venezuela amid the tensions that are rising in Latin America. The Venezuelan government also is claiming that the troops are for defending the country against invading US forces.

“Troops have been deployed around Venezuela’s capital of Caracas and in ‘every strategic region’ this weekend during the country’s largest ever military exercise. The government claims the exercises are in response to the threat of invasion from the United States, but the real reason for the government’s state of emergency declaration is likely much closer to home.”

The position of Venezuela as a country amidst the world is dwindling. For Venezuela, Martial Law is close, due to endless looting, rioting, and chaos. With the latest information, troops are amassing for the largest military drill of its kind. The real question is, how can the government afford an exercise when the people can’t even afford to have electricity?

Venezuela is becoming a massive war zone, with opposition mounting to oust the sitting president and rightly so because of his enormous failure to lead Venezuela. However, there is another hand at play in this monstrous mess. Venezuela just so happens to be one of the richest countries on the planet. Now those riches are not in cash but rather in oil. Since oil is such a valuable resource, it is extremely likely that an outside force could be attempting to control Venezuela for the resources.


War and desolation ravish the Middle East because of the resources that are housed by the countries there of. All wars are banker wars, and the coming Venezuelan war is no different.

The point of no return has just about been breached. Besides the fact, that Venezuela’s leadership brought the country to this point, we should also note the similarities in this instance to that of Ukraine. Ukraine happens to be in a location of dire importance to the US because it is so close to Russia the “enemy.”

On countless occasions in recent years, the Venezuelan government has claimed that the US is attempting to insight violence, and spark a coup. Whether it is right or wrong, the US is heavily involved in the downfall of Venezuela, in some way, shape or form.

“Relations between the two countries have plunged to their worst level in years after the United States imposed economic sanctions against the Government of Venezuela due to abuses against protesters during the 2014–15 Venezuelan protests and allegations by the Venezuelan government that the United States was attempting to institute a coup.”

The underlying reason for Venezuela’s economic troubles is traced to a failed government which abuses its power and its people, and the United States sanctions against Venezuela. All because the US seems hell bent on destroying Russia.

The world is about to witness yet another proxy war because Russia and Venezuela’s relationship is very strong. Venezuela remains one of Russia’s closest allies in Latin America, and it is no coincidence that almost directly after the Ukraine situation, Venezuela becomes the next target.

The US for the past 15 years has played some role in attempting to cause a coup in Venezuela which means that these are the beginnings of yet another proxy war. What took place in Ukraine was devastating, the only body of individuals who got injured was the citizens. Both Russia and the United States kept clean, as well as the Ukrainian government, all while the people of Ukraine suffered horrendously.

The resources are not the only reason for the coup attempts by the US; another reason is that it is a strategic point of control for Russia. Allies are of grave importance in a World War, and currently, the US is losing allies and attempting to control opposition so it can gain control of other countries through the use of “democracy.”

Another proving point that Venezuela is going to be the next housing plant of a proxy war is what Maduro stated last weekend while announcing the countries largest military drill in its history:

Maduro announced the exercises last weekend, a day after pledging to prolong his government’s special emergency powers. In a rambling news conference on Tuesday, Maduro said U.S. spy planes including a Boeing 707 E-3 Sentry had entered the country’s airspace illegally this month. The nation is already on an elevated state of alert after the U.S. renewed a presidential decree that said the South American country is a threat to its national security, Padrino Lopez said.

Maduro said he hoped the opposition would “give way” and cooperate in a process of peace. He didn’t offer further details.

Rising political and economic tensions are gripping the country beset by the world’s highest inflation, shortages of basic goods, and currency controls. Discontent over a sinking economy and rampant crime sparked months of anti-government demonstrations that left dozens dead and hundreds injured two years ago.

“The government is looking to victimize itself to both the international community and its own followers,” Rocio San Miguel, director of Caracas-based, non-profit security researcher Citizens’ Control, said in an interview. “They’re looking for a distraction to buy time, and there’s no better distraction than the military one.”

Works Cited

Noris Soto & Andrew Rosati . “Venezuela Readies Biggest Military Exercise in Its History.” Bloomberg. . (2016): . . http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-19/venezuela-prepares-for-biggest-military-exercise-in-history

Ben. “Venezuela is collapsing and the military just got involved.” SBS. . (2016): . . http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/05/21/venezuela-collapsing-and-military-just-got-involved

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David Christian

The USA sanctioned 7 whole people in Venezuela. This is hardly the cause of their economic problems. The cause is socialism. Shortages and starvation is… Read more »

Patrick Den Haag
Patrick Den Haag

The only and best solution for Venezuela and countries that likewise lack the minimal degree of organisation skills is that they are occupied by the… Read more »

Laurie Higgins

It seriously looks like this is the next location of the proxy war between the two. There have been so many countries that fall victim… Read more »