‘Everything is in chaos’: night of violence reveals depths of Venezuela crisis

The singed remains of an old fridge dumped on the side of a trash-covered street are the only sign of an outbreak of violence that erupted after anti-government protests in El Valle, a gritty working-class neighbourhood in south-east Caracas.

Other traces – ripped-out door frames, shards of broken glass – were swiftly tidied away by government workers, said Ana Sánchez, a local resident, who asked not to use her real name for fear of reprisals.

“They’re even painting the edges of sidewalks bright yellow. That’s never been done before,” she said. “The government is trying to pretend nothing happened, but we all know.”

  • Killer Marmot

    I’m a law-and-order marmot so long as democracy and civil liberties are in place.

    But that patently does not hold in Venezuela. If I were a citizen, I might well be storming the barricades.

    • Shebel

      If I was a useless ,welfare bum living in the USA , I would seriously consider moving to California. — same as—-
      If I was a useless Welfare bound ,illegal , criminal living in the USA, I would seriously consider moving to CANADA.

      • Killer Marmot

        The topic is Venezuela. V-E-N-E-Z-U-E-L-A.

        • Shebel

          I thought the topic was CHAOS—
          and Venezuela was an example.

  • Shebel

    The Future state of California.
    How much ‘Foreshadowing’ of the Future does it take to make People believe ?

  • Surele Surele

    And still no toilet paper.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The best thing we can do for Venezuela is to run guns to the protesters.

  • Alain

    Their government tries to pretend that nothing happened, and our government pretends that mass immigration of Muslims is beneficial. So we do have something in common.