Next year could bear bad news for Venezuela. Even before former President Hugo Chávez took power in 1999, the country has been persistently chastised with lack of economic opportunities, steep inflation, poverty, crime and repressive political systems. Now adding to this, lower oil prices are aggravating the already very difficult situation of Venezuela.
The world needs to know about the critical situation of Venezuela and to understand that the regime is taking every possible measure to oppress its people and cover the truth. If the only resource Venezuela has available to inform the world about what is happening is social media, then let's use it strategically to cause the greatest impact internationally.
Nicolas Maduro's victory in the Venezuelan presidential election was narrower than anticipated. Nonetheless, it was clear enough. Yet the US government now seems to be playing politics with the outcome, emboldening Venezuela's opposition coalition by refusing to accept the results and trying to discredit Maduro's mandate.