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Protests in Venezuela

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This video shows the student activist perspective as to the reasons and causes of behind the political protests in Venezuela in the last few days (as will many YouTube videos, remember that this source isn't trying to be 'fair and balanced,' but to spread the strength of their movement).  The Venezuelan government has expelled U.S. consular officials, accusing them of helping to organize the student movement.  This is an issue worth following in the coming week.   


Tags: Venezuela, South America, political.

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Jess Deady's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:34 AM

This video is pretty harsh. To think that something like that can be happening in another country and people don't even know about it is sad. Protests have been going on for centuries, but when are they going to be approached to in a different way? Police forces don't need to be so violent and can turn a cheek to other problems that aren't as concerning as the protests. This video really opened my eyes to the problems that are occurring in Venezuela.

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 19, 9:49 PM

What a powerful video this is.  How does such evilness get to run a country and steal all the human rights of its public?  How are people supposed to feel safe?  I think as Americans it is easy to forget these disastrous things are going on around us.  

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, February 26, 1:48 PM

A modern-day Nazi-Venezuela seems to be forming right in front of our eyes.  It's crazy to think that governments in 2015 are still committing horrific crimes against humanity.  These protesters are some of the bravest people in the world, in my opinion.

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