Sunday, April 9, 2017

Venezuela Socialists' election strategy? Block adversaries

In Caracas, Venezuela there is a political movement to ban the presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles, from holding public office for fifteen years. In response, Capriles has incited public uproar and his political statements are expected to increase street protests. The demonstrations by Venezuelans are not solely attributed to Capriles's rhetoric, because citizens have been suffering from extreme inflation, food and medicine shortages, and economic instability. The low approval ratings of the government has lead to anarchy in Venezuela, and the threat of international intervention. The current socialist president, Nicolas Maduro, has a great influence in many different governmental institutions and it is unclear which candidates will be allowed to run for president in 2018. 

-Sarah Obrist

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