The country is very tense at this time, as it is clear that the US Embassy had grounds to be concerned yesterday about the threats to the Venezuelan democracy. While yesterday the warning appered to be directed towards the Venezuelan military, todays events suggest that it may have been directed more at President Hugo Cahvez warning him not to attempt a self-coup. At 8:15 PM EST on Thursday, the leader of a demonstration scheduled for Friday has been detained without a warrant and President Chavez has boasted about it in speech. Meanwhile, a former member of the Venezuelan Supreme Court reports intelligence police is parked right outside her house and a reporter for UnionRadio says over the air that he has a list of the people that are scheduled to be detained, which includes a Catholic Church priest and a Cardinal. Stay tuned….