Vargas Llosa predicts democracy following the protests in Venezuela
This Thursday, the Peruvian Nobel Prize of Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, said the movement of “resistance” presented in Venezuela with protests against the government of Nicolas Maduro more than two months ago, “predicts” a democratization of the country.
“In Venezuela there is a resistance movement (…) and I feel they have the support of the majority of the population (…) which promises the democratization of Venezuela that will have successes in the economic field,” said the Peruvian writer at a press conference in Caracas after a lecture.
“It is a remarkable fact that has caused enormous excitement and a great sense of solidarity among all women and men in Latin America who believe in freedom,” said the writer.
He also noted that the faces representing Venezuela in Latin America “are not that of Mr. Maduro’s or Mr. Diosdado Cabello’s (Speaker of Parliament), those belong to Leopoldo López, to Maria Corina Machado, to all anonymous students in Tachira (west) that created a small snowball that is now a giant ball that runs through Venezuela.”
Sometimes peaceful protests have degenerated into violent incidents leaving an official toll of 41 dead and over 650 injured.