Venezuela is in serious trouble. The country with the richest oil reserves in the world has no money. Citibank just closed the Central Bank of Venezuela’s account, so Nicolas Maduro and his socialist dictatorship are all alone, and it appears Maduro wants to keep it that way, according to the current Deputy of the National Assembly in the state of Guárico, José Manuel González. José Manuel González has been trying to get the attention of other assemblymen in other states that support Maduro, and he has exhausted his political clout in the process. Maduro has put up roadblocks for José Manuel González, and other assemblymen that do want to get Maduro out of office as soon as possible. There is a petition circulating in the country that is calling for a recall, but the government is dragging their feet, and missing deadlines. The government is saying that the opposition coalition, of which José Manuel González is part of, should be disqualified as a political party.
José Manuel González is not only a state assemblyman, but he is also an agriculture businessman. He is well-liked in his state, and his followers are standing behind him as he tries to help remove Maduro from office. Maduro has done little to help the country since he took office after the death of Hugo Chavez in 2013. According to José Manuel González, Maduro was not equipped to lead the country in good times, and in the current bad times, his policies are making things worse. González said his state, Guárico, was once a prosperous farming area, but Maduro put an end to that when he confiscated farms. Those farms are not producing food anymore. González told the National Assembly that the drop in oil prices didn’t create the situation in Venezuela, Maduro’s policies and lack of leadership did.
González is trying to get help from Colombia and Brazil, but so far Maduro has refused to listen. Instead of asking for help, he ordered the military to control the ports and to distribute food. Venezuela has become a socialist dictatorship and military state. But González believes help will come. He is not stopping his quest to remove Maduro from office, and millions of people are behind him in that endeavor.