George Cic­cariel­lo-Maher is a Vis­it­ing Schol­ar at the Hemi­spher­ic Insti­tute of Per­for­mance and Pol­i­tics, and the author of We Cre­at­ed Chávez: A People’s His­to­ry of the Venezue­lan Rev­o­lu­tion (Duke, 2013); Build­ing the Com­mune: Rad­i­cal Democ­ra­cy in Venezuela (Ver­so, 2016); and Decol­o­niz­ing Dialec­tics (Duke, 2017).
Another Failed Coup in Venezuela?
The Venezuelan opposition and its backers in Washington may have underestimated the Chavista grassroots.