Time to get honest about Maduro; he’s a dictator

In light of the tragic events in Venezuela, it’s time for us in the media to start calling things by their name, and refer to Venezuelan ruler Nicolás Maduro as what he is — a dictator.

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, a dictator is “a person who rules a country with total authority and often in a cruel or brutal way.” You won’t find any definition of a dictator in any other dictionary that doesn’t apply to Maduro.

That’s why US National Security Adviser HR McMaster was right on target when he stated on July 31 that “Maduro is not just a bad leader: He is now a dictator.”….

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