Venezuela is continuing to endure violent protests from U.S.-funded right-wing opposition groups that seek to destabilize the country and remove its socialist leadership from power. But now, the country’s president is calling for expanding armed civilian militias to combat the groups’ threat.
Years of efforts to destabilize and weaken Venezuela’s leftist government have taken their toll, with the South American nation now down to its last 10 billion dollars in cash reserves.
TEMUCO, CHILE -- Despite having the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s economy has struggled to stay afloat in recent years. The Venezuelan government, led by Nicolás Maduro, has been forced to take out loans from China and Russia to avoid an economic collapse. Unsurprisingly, Western media has