Venezuela's National Crisis Deepens as Government Cracks Down on Protests

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th a sign reading 'There is no food' protests against new emergency powers decreed this week by President Nicolas Maduro in front of a line of policemen in Caracas on May 18, 2016 (Photo: FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil unrest in Venezuela has left at least 30 dead and more than 400 injured over the last month, as government forces crack down on protesters demanding relief from severe food shortages and hyperinflation. Meanwhile, President Nicolas Maduro has sparked a constitutional crisis in his move to dissolve the National Assembly and consolidate power. We discuss the political and economic crisis in Venezuela.


Anatoly Kurmanaev, reporter based in Caracas, Wall Street Journal

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez, adjunct lecturer of finance, Northwestern University; columnist, El Nacional