Venezuela protests not over, vows hardline Maduro foe

CARACAS, (Reuters) – A wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government in Venezuela will not let up and foreign sanctions could be useful, a hardline opposition leader said yesterday.

The OPEC nation’s worst unrest in a decade has seen 42 people killed during months of daily protests calling for Maduro’s departure and solutions to economic hardships.

Though demonstrations have dwindled in recent weeks, one of their main promoters, Maria Corina Machado, said the president had been weakened and opponents would keep the heat on.

“A Venezuela that felt dominated, resigned and terrified has woken up,” the right-wing politician, prominent in organizing nationwide rallies since February, told Reuters.

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