Venezuela Sliding Toward Dictatorship
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 592 , Segment 1
Episode: Venezuela Democracy, Gardening Heals Trauma, YA Romance
- Jul 11, 2017 11:00 pm
- 19:12 mins
Guest: Laura Gamboa-Gutierrez, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Utah State University The escalating crisis in Venezuela is Top of Mind today. For more than three months now, there have been almost daily clashes in the streets between protesters and security forces in Venezuela. At least 85 people have died, more than a thousand injured as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tries to crack down on protests against him. Last week, an armed group of Maduro’s supporters stormed the National Assembly and beat up some of his fiercest critics. Once one of the wealthiest and most stable democracies in Latin America, Venezuela is now in economic shambles and sliding quickly toward dictatorship. What role could the US play in aiding the Venezuelan people?