Plotting a soft coup?

Print edition : May 26, 2017

Nicolas Maduro speaking at a May Day rally in Caracas, as rallies supporting and opposing his government continued to be held. Photo: CARLOS BECERRA/AFP

A government supporter with an image of former President Hugo Chavez. Photo: MARCO BELLO/REUTERS

An anti-government rally in Caracas on May 1. Photo: CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS

OAS General Secretary Luis Alamagro. Photo: NORBERTO DUARTEAFP

Julio Borges, one of the opposition leaders, at a news conference in Caracas. Photo: CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS/REUTERS

Violent protests by the opposition in Venezuela, the biggest since President Nicolas Maduro’s election to the presidency in 2014, are backed by right-wing political groups in South America and the United States.
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