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Unrest in Venezuela: 2017 Political & Economic Crisis

Venezuela is in the throes of a political and economic crisis. By no means a newfound occurrence for Venezuelans, this time, things are different.

As the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, and the threat of escalations on the Korean Peninsula continue to draw the majority of international media attention, Venezuela’s deepening political and economic crisis rapidly grows regarding significance for security in the Americas.

People have been willing to publicly protest led by a unified opposition with specific demands are being met by the government with repression. If no concessions are made by the government, the unrest could potentially peter out if no change occurs. Alternatively, further oppression by the government could lead to heightened internal unrest.