U.S. officials have finally publicly stated a fact about Israel many already feared was true; researchers are starting to study the effects of the Internet on education; and Latin America's leaders are taking Venezuela's side in its recent rift with the United States. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The anti-government unrest rocking Venezuela shows no sign of letting up, with the demonstrations and violence now spreading beyond the capital to provincial cities.
President Nicolas Maduro ordered troops to arrest several managers of the electronics chain Daka for raising prices and extorting the Venezuelan people. Soldiers then occupied 5 Daka locations, which led to looting at the company's store in the city of Valencia.
As thousands of pro-government Twitter accounts were suspended Thursday afternoon, Nicolas Maduro's administration expressed outrage at the infringement upon freedom of speech. Although neither a reason nor a culprit has been discovered, Maduro blamed the international right wing.
Three American diplomats were kicked out of Caracas on Tuesday for “plotting to sabotage the economy” according to President Nicolas Maduro. And the U.S. government has decided to retaliate.
En route to China to discuss loans, oil and what have you, President Nicolas Maduro meant to fly over Puerto Rico on Thursday night. That is until Washington denied him permission to do so.