In Tachira (a state in VZ) there was a student protest at a university about a student getting raped. A bunch of those kids got arrested, things escalated (I think a few people got killed), and the general distaste for the government has coalesced around these events and spread to other cities. Price controls, inflation, capital flight, black market foreign currency exchange, high food prices... VZ is not really in a good place economically. This has all been intensified by the recent departure of Hugo Chavez (who was a strong national leader), and all the problems that come with that.

posted by user-inactivated: 1850 days ago