An anti-government protester wields a shotgun taken from security forces during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2017. The protest movement has drawn masses of people into the streets nearly every day since March, has left some three dozen dead. (AP/Ariana Cubillos)

Venezuela’s US-Backed Opposition Turns Up The Violence Following Assembly Vote

Venezuela’s US-backed opposition shrewdly chose not to participate, recognizing that refusing to do so would be far more rewarding than running a slate of candidates that might lose to “Chavistas” or Maduro loyalists.