The United States participated, directly or indirectly, in Latin American regime change more than 40 times in the last century, according to historian John Coatsworth. That figure doesn’t include a number of failed missions like the 1961 Bay of Pigs assault in Cuba.

This makes the recent economic sanctions and US supported coup attempt of Nicolás Maduro particularly concerning. Sanctions are acts of violence that affect everyday people much more than political policy. Coups can leave countries unstable for decades. Either way, Venezuelan citizens are the ones that suffer the most.


Western Massachusetts Venezuela Solidarity Coalition