FPI Resources on the Crisis in Venezuela

February 21, 2014

Violent clashes between protestors and government forces continue throughout cities across Venezuela.  In response, President Nicolás Maduro, strongman Hugo Chavez’s handpicked successor, has arrested opposition activists, banned street demonstrations, threatened international media stations, and expelled three U.S. diplomats.  Maduro has done little to address the grievances of protestors—namely, related to the country’s double-digit inflation, mounting budget deficits, and rising homicide rates. 
The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) is monitoring the events in Venezuela, and believes that the following resources will be informative for policymakers, lawmakers, and the general public.

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