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Will Pressure Bring Down Venezuela’s Government?

In Venezuela, the lights go off nearly every day, and there is little for most families to put on the dinner table.

  • Ivan Briscoe
  • ICG

Amid the growing misery, will the government’s social base abandon it for the opposition challenger?

And will the government itself crack under pressure?

Ángela (not her real name) handles delivery of the state food rations known as CLAPs in her working-class neighbourhood in Caracas.

She is a lifelong supporter of chavismo – the left-wing populist philosophy and command economy preached by the late president, Hugo Chávez – and…

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