February 25, 2014

An Avoidable Crisis in Caracas

Rodrigo Linares, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Venezuela is in full-blown crisis mode. The violence has been in the making for years. It’s not a social or economic crisis—the economy is in shambles, but it’s not yet at its worst. Crime is stratospheric, but then, it has been high for years. The crisis, it seems, goes beyond this. What makes the current conflict so sad is that it could have easily have been avoided if minimal spaces for dialogue between opponents had been safeguarded. The crisis, it seems, is institutional.

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TAGGED: Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela, Caracas

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