Venezuela’s crisis is a very 21st century affair

A demonstrator shelters behind a shield during a clash with police in Chacao, Caracas (photo: dpa)
A demonstrator shelters behind a shield during a clash with police in Chacao, Caracas (photo: dpa)

Venezuela’s opposition is using street protests and social media to attack President Nicolas Maduro. Its complaints include high crime levels, drug trafficking and the role of Cuban advisers in Caracas. Inflation is soaring and there are frequent blackouts in urban areas. Even the Pope has become involved to move the opposition and government to a dialogue. The crisis continues.

Venezuela’s crisis is a very 21st century affair

<em>Government and opposition in Venezuela have agreed to begin a dialogue. The opposition is split into two factions. One wants President Nicolas Maduro to leave the government. The other will accept his continuance in power but wants elections ...

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