It’s not “the people” demonstrating in Venezuela, it’s los ricos and their offspring. Over 85% of the population does not support US sanctions or the overthrow of Maduro. The situation in Venezuela is not about socialism, it’s about Washington regaining control of the Venezuelan political establishment and the country’s natural resources. The US bears more responsibility for the chaos in Venezuela than either Maduro or Chavez, regardless how buffoonish those two may be.
By Greg Palast