Thor Halvorssen posted yesterday on Facebook:
Earlier today in the Chavez family stronghold, the Venezuelan state of Barinas (where Chavez’s brothers and father have held control of every inch of government for more than 15 years), a 19 year-old student was killed with a bullet to the chest by a member of the Chavista National Guard. The student, Yorman Bervecia, was protesting. The local population, enraged by his death, has reacted in a manner that captures the frustration with the dictatorship and the collective rage against the architect of their current suffering. This home was recently turned into a museum with the goal of celebrating the birth of Chavez. No more.
At the Chicago Tribune (emphasis added),
While demonstrators are decrying current President Nicolas Maduro for the country’s triple-digit inflation, rising crime and shortages of food and medicine, they have also destroyed at least five statues commemorating Chavez, Maduro’s mentor and the founder of Venezuela’s “Bolivarian revolution.”
Demonstrators lit the house in the city of Barinas where Chavez spent his early years aflame Monday afternoon along with several government buildings, including the regional office of the National Electoral Council, said Pedro Luis Castillo, a legislator who represents the area.
After Chavismo, what’s next?