Friday, May 12, 2017

A new chemical weapon

Things are really, really tough in Venezuela. They have massive economic problems. with huge shortages in many crucial sectors of the economy, from food to health care. They have been protesting since April, forty have been killed and hundreds injured.

Many protesters are using "Poopootov cocktails" as a symbol of protest. These cocktails are small bottles stuffed with feces. They throw them at the troops blocking their path with tear gas and water. One protester refers to the cocktails as "our way of saying, 'Get lost Maduro, you're useless!" The government considers the cocktails as "biochemical weapons" which violate international treaties on biological and chemical weapons.

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