The Class Conflict in Venezuela
A Classic Struggle of Left v. Right

Weisbrot, Mark
Date Written:  2014-03-05
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15893

The current protests in Venezuela are reminiscent of another historical moment when street protests were used by right-wing politicians as a tactic to overthrow the elected government. It was December of 2002, and I was struck by the images on U.S. television of what was reported as a “general strike,” with shops closed and streets empty.

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