October 25, 2016
The Only Thing Venezuelans Can Agree On Is That Their Economy Sucks
Opposition leaders in Venezuela are planning renewed demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro, but they can’t agree on whether to engage in talks with Maduro. The head of the Democratic Unity opposition coalition Jesus Torrealba announced that he would attend Vatican-brokered talks with Maduro, but other opposition leaders are skeptical about the talks and want to put Maduro on trial. Much of the tension is caused by the dire economic situation: inflation in Venezuela is at nearly 500 percent and quickly rising. Recently, both sides have begun taking pages out of Donald Trump’s playbook, with opposition leaders claiming Maduro wasn’t born in Venezuela and Maduro claiming that the economic crisis is an international conspiracy. We can only imagine how nasty this could get.
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