Rick Scott Slams Obama Over Venezuela as Two More Protesters Die

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Protesters set fires in Caracas last night.
Waves of protesters clad in masks and hoods battled riot police in Caracas and other major Venezuelan cities last night, leading to at least two more deaths in the latest outburst of unrest against President Nicolas Maduro.

Back in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott seized the opportunity to slam the White House when he told a group of Venezuelans in Kendall that President Obama is "not caring about Venezuela."

See also: Venezuela's Maduro Blames Marco Rubio and the "Miami Lobby" for Protests

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Caracas Protests: Three Dead, Maduro Warns of Miami Plans "To Fill Venezuela With Blood"

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Police cars burn near a prosecutor's office in Caracas on Wednesday.
In Caracas, widespread street protests this week have left three dead, dozens injured, and President Nicolas Maduro's Chavista government looking for scapegoats. (Other than the nation's skyrocketing inflation, collapsing currency and stratospheric crime rate, of course.)

Maduro has now issued an arrest warrant for the Harvard-educated opposition leader behind the protests and has blamed exiles abroad for plotting a coup, including the booming exilio capitals of Weston and Doral. Maduro specifically warned his supporters that there are "plans coming out of Miami to fill Venezuela with blood."

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Is Hugo Chavez Alive? Venezuelan President Says 'Recording From Beyond the Grave' Is A Fraud

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Chavez on his deathbed. Or was he?
The voice is scratchy but vaguely familiar. "I want you to tell the boys," the man says in Spanish, "that today, Sept. 16, I am more alive than ever." According to thousands sharing the recording across social media in Venezuela, the words come from none other than strongman Hugo Chavez and prove that a vast conspiracy is in place. Rather than dying from cancer in March, they say, the recording shows that Chavez was kidnapped and held hostage.

The rumors have gotten so widespread that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro publicly denied them this weekend. According to Maduro, the recording is actually a trick engineered by a notorious political operative who lives in Miami.

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Luis Posada Carilles Led 400 Men to Assassinate Venezuela's President, Caracas Says

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Luis Posada Carilles
There's no question that in his day, no anti-Castro terrorist was more feared than Luis Posada Carilles. The Miami-based Cuban-American has been convicted abroad for roles in everything from the 1976 bombing that took down a Cuban airliner to a string of Havana hotel bombings in the late '90s.

But memo to Caracas: Posada is 85 years old. He's reportedly in frail health. So take with a hefty grain of salt new accusations this morning from the Venezuelan government that Posada led a recent plot that sent 400 mercenaries through Colombia on a mission to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

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Venezuela Might Be Edward Snowden's Last Asylum Hope After Brazil Rejects Request

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While stuck in limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has requested political asylum from 21 countries. With Brazil officially rejecting his request earlier this morning, nine of those nations have now said no.

Snowden's last hope might be the Chavista government in Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro just happens to be in Moscow at the moment and has praised Snowden for telling "a great truth to prevent wars."

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Two American Diplomats May Have Shot Each Other At A Venezuelan Strip Club

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This much is clear: there's something about gyrating ladies in South American clubs that drives all common sense right out of U.S. government officials' heads. We're just past the one year anniversary of the infamous Secret Service agents at a Colombian brothel incident, and now we've got a new tawdry scandal on our hands.

This time, the location is Venezuela, and the perpetrators are two U.S. diplomats who may well have shot each other at a Caracas strip club.

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Now Venezuela Is Running Out of Holy Wine and Altar Bread

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Venezuelans were angry when the country ran low on flour and detergent. They were downright pissed when a chronic toilet paper shortage led to a run on Charmin earlier this month. But the latest scarcity to hit thanks to the haphazard economic policies of Hugo Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro, are now threatening the holiest sacraments in a heavily Catholic nation.

Venezuela's Catholic Church warns this morning that its priests may not be able to give communion much longer thanks to a chronic shortage of holy wine and altar bread.

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Hugo Chavez's Successor, Nicolas Maduro, Narrowly Elected President

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In Doral and Weston, South Florida's Venezuelans loudly celebrated Hugo Chávez's death last month. But it appears his revolution didn't die with him. Chávez's handpicked successor, Nicolás Maduro, has won the keys to the presidency. With 99 percent of the ballots counted last night, Maduro was beating opposition leader Henrique Capriles by a little more than 230,000 votes.

Capriles refused to concede, calling on electoral authorities to count all the paper ballots cast and alleging more than 3,200 irregularities documented by his supporters.

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From Beyond the Grave, Hugo Chavez Takes Credit for First South American Pope

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Excited about the first pope from Latin America? Well, apparently you have recently deceased Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez to thank. At least that's according to his handpicked successor and interim president, Nicolas Maduro.

Maduro is theorizing that Chávez went up to Heaven and made arrangements with Jesus himself to ensure the new pope would be from South America.

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Hugo Chavez, Like Lenin Before Him, Will Have His Dead Body Permanently Displayed

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During his political life, Hugo Chavez took more than a few pages out of the playbook of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, and the emulation will continue even in death.

To this day, Lenin's embalmed body is still on display in Red Square in Moscow. Now, acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announced today that Chavez's body will be permanently displayed in a similar fashion in Caracas.

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