Latin American Program in the News: Venezuelans Divided on Who to Blame for Economic, Social Woes

By Brian Padden, Voice of America

Feb 25, 2014
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“People who are protesting are trying to hold the government accountable for this, pointing the finger at mismanagement or policy problems on the part of the government," he said. "The government itself is blaming agitators, it's blaming the United States.” -Eric L. Olson

In this article by Voice of America, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson is quoted about the ongoing protests in Venezuela and the political divisions occurring in the country. Overall, Venezuelans are divided who to blame for the continuing unrest--the government or the opposition. He also commented on Venezuela's financial situation, stating that the country needs to find a way to live within its means, which is a job for both the government and the opposition.

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