Venezuela: A Crisis Three Years in the Making

Authors

  • Juan Cristobal Nagel

Abstract

For the past few months, Venezuela has witnessed intense protests against the rule of President Nicolas Maduro by the opposition. In this article, I provide context for the protest movement, particularly its root causes. I explain that the students currently in the streets of Venezuela are too young to remember the opposition's past failures. I also link the current wave to the last three years of Venezuela's history, a period that witnessed a dying President, a rapidly deteriorating economy, a sharp rise in crime, and the curtailment of civil liberties.

Author Biography

Juan Cristobal Nagel

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Forum: The current situation in Venezuela