“We are fighting in the streets. Fighting for democracy. Fighting for a change,” Capriles told VICE News.
Venezuela's electoral authority announced the next stage of the effort to force a presidential recall referendum cannot start before October, which means the vote itself could not happen until late January.
The protests came after the country’s electoral authorities missed their own deadline for deciding whether to allow the opposition to move efforts to force a recall referendum on President Nicolás Maduro to the next stage.
Venezuelans are lining up this week to validate their support for a referendum on whether President Nicolás Maduro should stay in office in the face of a massive economic crisis and amid growing social unrest.
Security forces fired tear gas to block the way of protesters who want a referendum that could oust President Maduro who they blame for Venezuela’s acute economic crisis that involves chronic shortages of food, medication, electricity, and water.
The time zone change in Venezuela is the latest in a litany of emergency measures ordered by President Nicolás Maduro to cope with an acute electricity shortage within a broader economic meltdown and a burgeoning political crisis.
President Nicolás Maduro has never been weaker, but if the opposition doesn't agree soon they may miss their opportunity to regain power.
In a tweet during a football match, Calderon made a dig at Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. And the backlash came quick.
Everyone is talking about the guarimbas — roadblocks set up by students in several cities to protest the lack of security.
As tensions deepen, bringing the quasi-certainty of more violence to come, a change of regime continues to seem unlikely.