The year of the Constitutional Amendment Referendum brought a sobering reminder of the threat that indefinite reelection posed to a flailing democracy. The political opposition answered with a platform named after its chimera: Unity.
Before we start questioning why a social upheaval has not yet broken out this year, we have to come to terms with Caracazo's political meaning. The similarities are deceiving, and the bets for a second coming are disingenuous, or misguided. The Caracazo, you see, never really left.
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