The Venezuelan Crisis

by Alyssa Toni

Background

  • Country lies in the northern part of South America near the Caribbean sea
  • Produces a lot of petroleum
  • Venezuela has been under a ruler for 300 years
  • Speak Spanish

leading to the riots

Hugo Chavez

  • He was a dictator in Venezuela
  • He helps the poor and in return the poor supports his beliefs. His beliefs were dividing the money equally
  • The higher class is not in favor with his decision because this affects their wealth and life style.
  • He wanted more power and control over the oil business
  • He made new laws that made him even more powerful
  • He created capital flight which is transferring of money to another country with better economy to save their money. The upper class mainly participated in this. When they do, the less fortunate lose money because the value of the countries currency goes down.

Protesting

  • Many people are protesting by fighting and getting people who have the same beliefs as they do to help.
  • Non supporters of Hugo Chavez threaten to separate; be independent. These are the rich people
  • Riots have mainly happened near the upper level or class
  • Many wanted Chavez out of presidency

Outcomes/effects on protests

  • Many people wanted to have peace, so they tried to make peace agreements
  • speeches about peace were also said
  • Venezuela also tried to control and manage economic problems
  • Later on, a new president entered and different beliefs had developed
  • Nicholas Maduro was the new president and he favored the upper class

Standing up for their beliefs

"How did the participants demonstrate their belief system through their protests?"

  • violence
  • signs
  • pictures


This video answers the question and gives other information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrfM5UD-Azk