Rival Factions in Strike Underscore the Fissures in Post-Chávez Venezuela – NYTimes.com

Chavez is gone and his successor struggles to maintain the same control that was once exerted:

The strikers’ main demand is that the government-owned company, the Orinoco Steelworks, also known as Sidor, pay millions of dollars in bonuses and other benefits they say were wrongly calculated.

And despite the charges of outside meddling, the scene here on Friday was quintessential Venezuela — unruly and loud, with lots of shouting and little or no listening. Yet it might never have occurred under Mr. Maduro’s predecessor and mentor, the charismatic socialist Hugo Chávez, who led the country for 14 years until his death in March.

via Rival Factions in Strike Underscore the Fissures in Post-Chávez Venezuela – NYTimes.com.

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