22 year old Genesis Carmona of Venezuela was a beauty queen and about to graduate soon. However, she died after being shot in the head at an anti-government protest.
She was young, beautiful and in the prime of her youth. Yet she was killed in cold blood by an unknown gunman who opened fire on the crowd of protestors. Anti-government riots have swept Venezuela. The socialist government of Maduro is the target of the discontented masses.
Leopoldo Lopez, who is behind bars, is urging the people to revolt against the illegitimate rule of Maduro. But the loss in terms of human lives is simply horrific. A mother of one of the crew of VTV, the state television, died recently of a heart attack while her ambulance was stuck in a gridlock.
Other deaths have occurred too and it all comes down to the brutal governmental repression by Maduro. The most tragic death was of this talented and beautiful lady, Genesis Carmona who was declared “Miss Tourism”.
Carmona was studying for a degree in marketing. One of her relatives, who preferred to remain anonymous, spoke out about how much longer they were going to tolerate such insanity. Up until now almost five people have been killed, and so many others wounded, in the riots. Carmona was a professional model.
Yet she was so young that she had barely seen the world. President Obama has stated that Maduro’s government is barking up the wrong tree. Instead of looking to its concerned citizens and their rights, it has taken to supporting state-wide terror and blaming foreign intervention. Meanwhile, the malaise refuses to die down as the government and masses clash in their eternal battle.
Where innocent lives are concerned, the toll such governmental brutality engenders is simply unbearable. There ought to be laws that protect the peaceful protestors from the savagery and senseless violence perpetrated by government lackeys.