Venezuela: All Shook Up

At a public appearance in the working-class Caracas neighborhood of Los Magallanes de Catia on 1 July 2014, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a “shake-up” in his government. He promised “a complete and profound revolution within public administration.”  The nation is certainly seeking solutions to ongoing issues such as high rates of inflation and violent crime, shortages of key consumer goods, and problems with electricity provision and infrastructure. However, the country’s increasingly fragmented political landscape could complicate efforts to meaningfully address these concerns…

Read this piece in its entirety at Southern Pulse.


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