But in the end, this is not or should not be about removing the Government, but about pressuring the Government to change course. Scarcity, inflation and crime affect Venezuelans equally, anyone that thinks that Chavistas are happy should read polls more carefully.
Even assuming that such pressure otherwise might work, is the Chavista regime able to change course? Will they know how to do it? Neither seems likely.
When you are not in situ, it is not easy to report on events like those that have been taking place in Venezuela. Even if your read every thing, there is no substitute for being there. On the ground, watching TV, talking to people and getting a feel for what is going on. That is why I yielded to Daniel yesterday, I could do no better than him.
But as a blog concerned with Venezuela, how can I not write about the events of the last two days if that is all I am thinking about?
So, here is my take:
Venezuelans are fed up. The shortages, crime and inflation are taking their toll. People are arrechos, which in English has a very straight translation: People are really pissed.
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