The Class Conflict in Venezuela
A Classic Struggle of Left v. Right
Date Written: 2014-03-05
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.