“We are the people of the difficulties, a peace trenches throughout Latin America,” Nicolas Maduro told il manifesto during my recent visit to Venezuela.
Former militant of the Socialist League, a former bus driver and unionist, Maduro held several positions during Chavez’ terms, such as Minister of Foreign Affairs, deputy minister and then president of the Republic after Chavez’ death, he was elected on April 14, 2013.
Violence, clash of powers, recall referendum, international sanctions. Three years living dangerously.
The economic and political groups that depend on the funding and support of the international right want to impose an outward direction to the country. If they grab power, their supporters would be the de facto governors.
They think the country’s government is a prize, they fight each other to gain international credit.
There are essentially four groups: the old “adeco” [Social Democrat] economic group of the Fourth Republic, the one led by Ramos Allup and “Acción Democrática,” which has spawned the group in Zulia led by Manuel Rosales, whose influence is diminished, however, and he serves as a doormat to the new right.