Venezuela has been experiencing turmoil and conflict in the past one year.docx

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Briefly describe the selected negotiationVenezuela has been experiencing turmoil and conflict in the past one year.This is attributed to the stubbornness of the political leadership in the country coupled by the bid to remove the current president Nicolás Maduro from power.This riots and demonstrations have been organized since January 2019 and has since gained ground in terms of support from the public.This began after the controversial inauguration of the president for his second term in the presidency.This led to bitter disagreement from the national assembly president Juan Guaidó who opposed the results of the last election.Many Venezuelans did not support the inauguration of Maduro, and held protests across the nation and in the capital city, Caracas.[ CITATION Ari19 \l 1033 ]Several riots and demonstrations were reported across Caracas, including someclose to where Maduro was being inaugurated. The chaos did not end there as supporters of Maduro demonstrated also separately resulting in more chaos. The opposition had initially calledfor protests before the inauguration. The situation escalated quickly and a military mutiny occurred in January 23rd. this was viewed as a failed military coup. The attempt was by around 27 soldiers who stole weapons and even kidnapped security officers but were later apprehended by the officials. The locals continued to fight and a woman was killed by those affiliated with the president. A protest was organized for January the 23rdcoinciding with the 1958 coup d'état which overthrew the dictator of that time. The protests continued to persist through to the following months, each becoming bloodier and more destructive. On the following months of March and April, the opposition accused the president of not addressing the issues raised to the state by the public and the president failed to address the nation. Guaidó announced on 16 March that he would embark on a
tour of the country to organize committees for what he called "Operation Freedom" aiming to retrieve the presidential palace form the president. From the first rally in Carabobo state, he said, "We will be in each state of Venezuela and for each state we have visited the responsibility will be yours, the leaders, the united, [to] organize ourselves in freedom commands."[ CITATION Rob19 \l 1033 ]. This continued until the major protest slated for May 1stwhere thousands of protestors showed up. However, the protest did not get the desired results opposition hoped for and the protesters were dispersed by the military by use of tear gas and live ammunitions resulting in the death of one and several injured. The dissatisfaction among the opposition persists although things are begin to quit down currently.

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