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From the Los Angeles Times and Tulane Today: Tulane sociologist David Smilde discusses the role of the military in Venezuela

May 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and the Los Angeles Times entitled In Venezuela right now, one constituency matters most: the military on May 1, 2019.

A recent news item from the Los Angeles Times and Tulane Today featured Tulane University sociologist and Venezuela expert David Smilde. In the article, Smilde comments on why the military continues to back Maduro. Smilde notes that the military “have huge economic interests and are very compromised in the corruption and human rights abuses. They want things to continue as they are.”

Read the entire story in the original article here.

Venezuela + People
Arachu Castro
Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America