We Witnessed The Riots & Chaos During Venezuela’s Elections: VICE on HBO, Full Episode

In early 2017 Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced moves that would turn the world’s most oil-rich nation from a democracy into a dictatorship. This sparked a crisis, igniting longstanding anger over inequality, misrule, hunger and crime.

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi and correspondent Ben Anderson traveled to Venezuela as Maduro seized the country’s political institutions with an alleged “sham election” and violently suppressed growing opposition to his rule.

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29 thoughts on “We Witnessed The Riots & Chaos During Venezuela’s Elections: VICE on HBO, Full Episode

  1. “The issue on the streets is not an issue of ideology, it’s not people out on the street saying ‘we want capitalism instead of socialism,‘” veteran journalist Phil Gunson told VICE News. “It’s people out in the streets saying ‘we can’t eat.’”

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  2. As a Venezuelan myself I have to say that it is unbearable for a human being to live in these situations , also they now introduced a system where they give you boxes of food that you pay for but the government decides what to put in them ,usually rotten foods which make people sick.

  3. This is the challenge with protesting. You end up just fighting the police. Meanwhile the government stays in power and you end up fighting the police who most likely agree with the protesters. The police aren't the enemy. Maduro and his elite are. Take the fight to the government buildings, the capitol, overthrow him!

  4. Smartmatic? More like smart magic. That fraud of a company interfered Philippine election and could not even answer the easiest of questions. When asked for a proof they could not even provide. Venezuela needs a president like Duterte. Whenever the so could world police America has interest in another country there's always trouble.

  5. I would like to use about 20 seconds on this footage on a promotional video for our Peace Studies department, as we did a 'crisis simulation' on this topic a couple of months ago, Whom should I contact for permission?

  6. I have a good friend that escaped Venezuela with her mom,dad, and brother. She told us at school that even though her family was pretty good economically, she would still go months without having pads and her brother didn't have diapers. She said it would take a truck full of currency just to get a cart full of groceries. God bless Venezuela❤

  7. I am from Venezuela and seeing the comments about this topic.. it hurts. Because we try to fight but the people are scared to fight, the Dictator will pay policemen and soldiers to kill for him, even if they are against him.. our ‘socialist’ government is failing! If we don’t fix it there won’t be another try for socialism! And the US has tried helping but Maduro wants war against them..

  8. How is this not a war of ideology? The socialist ideology is what led to them not having food to eat, along with worthless money, and somehow the massive oil reserves arnt making money…. This is totally about ideology…

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