Livingstone on Venezuela: ‘The oligarchs are using their power to undermine Maduro’

Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has argued that the crisis in Venezuela has been partly caused by oligarchs working to undermine the government.

‘One of the things that Chávez did when he came to power, he didn’t kill all the oligarchs. There were about 200 families who controlled about 80% of the wealth in Venezuela’.

‘He allowed them to live, to carry on. I suspect a lot of them are using their power and control over imports and exports to make it difficult and to undermine Maduro’.

‘People are trying to overthrow the government, you have armed opposition killing people’.

‘You’ve got a blockade of food and medicine’.

‘If there was any evidence that Maduro wants to impose a one-party state I would immediately oppose that’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times.

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