By Steve Ellner - Green Left Weekly, Feb 13th 2014
History repeats itself. The time-worn tactic of the dominant class that controls the diffusion of information is to provoke violence and then blame it on the enemy, usually those who struggle for change.
Six people have been arrested after opposition supporters protested and attacked the Cuban baseball team, currently competing in the Caribbean Series in Margarita, Venezuela. The opposition also held meetings over the weekend to discuss methods to “get rid of” the national government.
The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV)’s National Assembly majority yesterday voted to re-elect the current holders of the parliament’s top posts, including Diosdado Cabello as assembly president.