For John, BLUF: Unrest in many places. Nothing to see here; just move along.
At the Day by Day Cartoon (Chris Muir as artist) is a cartoon dedicated to Fausta Wertz. The punchline is a translation of a sign, in Spanish, from Venezuela:
They speak like Marx, rule like Stalin, live like the Rockefellers, while the People suffer.For those actually paying attention, most of that attention is on what is going on in Ukraine,♠ where street demonstrations have emboldened Parliament to throw out the President, Viktor Yushchenko, and set new elections for May of this year. The above quote could have referred to the opulence found when the people in the street broke into President Yushchenko's residence.
It turns out that Ukraine isn't the only action. There is Thailand, of course. However, under reported, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, there is unrest and lively street demonstrations. In fact, events are moving fast enough that Wikipedia isn't keeping up.
Regards — Cliff
♠ For older readers, yes, it used to be "The Ukraine", but apparently modern usage drops the "the".