Nicolas Maduro profits from opposition rifts in Venezuela

Henrique Capriles has never been a magnetic political figure, but he was able to unite Venezuela’s opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable around him for two presidential campaigns: first in 2012 against Hugo Chavez and again in 2013 against Nicolas Maduro, who took power after Chavez died. According to the official results, he lost both times, and retreated to the state of Miranda, where he was governor until 2017.  

In 2014, mass protests broke out as an economic recession set in a year…

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