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Who Is Venezuela's Violent Right-Wing?

The right-wing opposition in Venezuela has been rooted in violence since the beginning of the Bolivarian process that began with the election of President Hugo Chavez in 1999, having amped up their violence since Nicolas Maduro beat their candidate in elections in 2013.

The guarimbas, or street blockades of 2014, were the right-wing's attempt to violently overthrown the government. They won a majority in the National Assembly in 2015, but instead of dealing with resolving the problems the Venezuelan people faced, their only goal has been to oust Maduro. Now in 2017, they have reverted to violent actions again in their incessant attempts to overturn the government.

With the help of OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro, the U.S. State Department and international mainstream media, the violent street protests that have left over 90 people dead, hope to portray Venezuela as a country in chaos in need of imperialist intervention.

From the 2002 coup attempt against Chavez to the oil lockout in 2003, the right-wing opposition has done nothing but destabilize the country at the expense of the Venezuelan people.

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  • Right-wing opposition protesters in Venezuela have left over 70 dead.

    Right-wing opposition protesters in Venezuela have left over 70 dead. | Photo Reuters

  • Opposition demonstrators throw stones at Venezuelan police during a violent right-wing protest in Caracas.

    Opposition demonstrators throw stones at Venezuelan police during a violent right-wing protest in Caracas. | Photo Reuters

  • A demonstrator looks on as trucks used as barricades are set on fire during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela.

    A demonstrator looks on as trucks used as barricades are set on fire during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. | Photo Reuters

  • Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela, amid ongoing anti-government protests.

    Demonstrators scuffle with security forces during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela, amid ongoing anti-government protests. | Photo Reuters

  • Right-wing opposition protesters attack a police officer.

    Right-wing opposition protesters attack a police officer. | Photo Reuters

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