Ale­jan­dro Velas­co is an asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Latin Amer­i­can his­to­ry at New York Uni­ver­si­ty, and author of Bar­rio Ris­ing: Urban Pop­u­lar Pol­i­tics and the Mak­ing of Mod­ern Venezuela.
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A Call for Clear Heads on Venezuela: How To Criticize Maduro While Opposing U.S. Regime Change
Working-class Venezuelans have long pushed the chavista government for greater democracy and justice—without ceding ground to the right-wing opposition.