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Anti-Government Protests Escalate in Venezuela


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Demonstrators protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro next to burnt vehicles in San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 17, 2014.
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Demonstrators protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro next to burnt vehicles in San Cristobal, Venezuela on March 17, 2014.

At least 29 people have died in Venezuela in clashes between the government and opposition groups. Violence between police and those protesting high crime, inflation and shortage of supplies under President Nicolas Maduro have been escalating since last month.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University in Philadelphia and author of "We Created Chavez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution"
  • Moises Naim, senior associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, former editor of the Foreign Policy Journal and author of "The End of Power"
  • William Neuman, Andes region correspondent for The New York Times

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