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Greg Palast says that the Trump-supported overthrow in Venezuela is race and class war.
This is the story of Venezuela in black and white, the story not told in The New York Times or the rest of our establishment media. This year’s so-called popular uprising is, at its heart, a furious backlash of the?whiter (and wealthier)?Venezuelans against their replacement by the larger Mestizo (mixed-race) poor. (Forty-four percent of the population that answered the?2014 census?listed themselves as “white.”)
...?Guaidó’s supporters ... know they can’t win an election given the overwhelming fact of the newly empowered Mestizo majority. So Guaidó has skipped the idea of an election altogether, simply replacing running for office with the “recognition” from Trump and allies which Guaidó can’t get from Venezuelans.
The putsch in Venezuela is run by the wealthy, internationally connected minority operating by a regime-change plan designed by neocon retread John Bolton, Trump’s national security adviser — a plan to?control Venezuela?and its oil, as Bolton openly?proclaims.
Plus ca change . . .
Well they need to get rid of Maduro, though being replaced by a conservative neoliberal is not the way I'd like to see Venezuela go.