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.