Monday, April 15, 2013

Pots of Protest

Pots banging.  Lots of pots banging.  Horns honking.  Everyone once in a while, someone yells.  But lots of pots.

We don't have a television connection.  My Spanish is so poor, that I doubt I would gather much even if we did.  My regular bloggers haven't caught up yet.  Its kind of an eerie feeling, listening to a neighborhood in protest and not knowing what happened.

I called Grisel, a friend who speaks both Spanish and English.  She has her tv on and said that the electoral board is declaring Maduro president.  The recount may be officially over.

It took a moment, but I just found it on Reuters
Venezuela's election authority on Monday formally proclaimed Nicolas Maduro the winner of Sunday's presidential vote, despite insistence by the opposition that the ceremony be suspended until a complete recount was carried out.
The election authority said on Sunday that Maduro, the country's acting president, won the election with 50.7 percent of the vote compared with 49.1 percent for opposition challenger Henrique Capriles.

From the sound of our neighborhood, Caracas is a city divided.

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