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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:30 PM

Armed children for Chavez in Venezuela?

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/photos-armed-children-barrio-chavez-venezuela

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— Photographs of young children brandishing assault rifles in front of a mural of an armed Jesus Christ taken in a Caracas barrio have caused outrage in Venezuela.

The pictures appear to have been taken in the 23 de enero barrio, a Chávez stronghold in the west of the capital city. With their faces covered in revolutionary scarves, three children all aged under ten sit with the weapons, while a woman looks on.

The Facebook group where the pictures originally appeared is run by La Piedrita, a so-called collective, one of a number of militias based in the slums alleged by critics to be armed by the Venezuelan government.




another wider angle shot showing the children in front of Jesus Christ holding an assault weapon.

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Bacchus4.0 Aug 2012 OP
Enrique Aug 2012 #1
Bacchus4.0 Aug 2012 #2
MADem Aug 2012 #3
joshcryer Aug 2012 #4
Bacchus4.0 Aug 2012 #5
joshcryer Aug 2012 #6
Roverticus Aug 2012 #7

Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:50 PM

1. that mural deserves a closeup

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:52 PM

2. I didn't notice the Virgin Mary, Baby Jesus, and assault rifle until now n/t

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:55 PM

3. It looks like the Virgin Mary is packin' heat, too....

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:18 PM

4. Aren't these old pictures?

I mean really old, like several years.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:57 PM

5. the story is from the beginning of this year so its just a bit dated but I don't know

about the photos themselves.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:12 PM

6. Ooh, OK, maybe I thought they were older than they are.

Thanks for clearing that up.

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Response to Bacchus4.0 (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:15 PM

7. Gives new meaning to that guerrillas song...woops, I mean Gorillaz

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