Using clandestine tactics, Venezuela opposition gains ground with poor

While the streets of the affluent east of the Venezuelan capital Caracas overflowed with protesters during a recent anti-government march, no-one demonstrated in the west side's 23 de Enero slum.
Residents of the poor hillside neighbourhood instead watched from their windows and sidewalks as groups of armed, black-clad men wearing balaclavas rode motorbikes through their streets.
Venezuela's opposition calls such shows of force by so-called colectivo groups an intimidation tactic to prevent protests in Caracas' poorer west end communities that have long been a stronghold of the Socialist... read more

 
8 June 2017 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Reuters
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