Inside the Seemingly Relentless Protests in Venezuela
Original story at Bloomberg.com• 17 mentions • 3 months ago
Bloomberg.com 3 months ago
On April 4, 2017, Venezuelans decided they had had enough. Enough of the shortages. Enough of the interminable store lines. Enough of the hunger, and of the inflation, and of the crime and of the government’s crackdown on the opposition. Enough of everything. In cities all across the country that day, they took to the streets to protest. And haven’t left since. For 44 days and nights, they have demonstrated against President Nicolás Maduro almost without pause. At times they’ve been peaceful; at other times violent. Government forces and militia groups have responded with an iron fist. They’ve beaten scores ...