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Published on: February 27, 2014
Venezuela Burning
Anti-Chavista Protests Face Long Odds

The economy is crumbling, political dissent is being ruthlessly punished by the regime, yet the student and opposition protestors barricading the streets are still fighting an uphill battle.

Russell Crandall is a professor of international politics and American foreign policy at Davidson College. He previously served as President Barack Obama’s national security aide for the Andes. His upcoming book is America’s Dirty Wars: Irregular Warfare from 1776 to the War on Terror (Cambridge, 2014). Paige Donnelly is an undergraduate political science major at Davidson.
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