Venezuela's Chavistas vow to continue fighting

President Nicolas Maduro kept up the combative tone he has taken with the opposition, repeating the government's longstanding contention that Venezuela's enemies are waging a war on its socialist system. (Photos by Franz von Bergen)



    People showed different images of late President Hugo Chavez during last week's rally, which was dubbed “the first session of the street’s Assembly.”


    Hundreds of people rallied near the presidential palace of Miraflores to show President Maduro their support on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 in Caracas, Venezuela.


    “Our homeland won't be negotiated, sold or changed,” read one of the banners made by Chavistas during a rally on Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015 in Caracas, Venezuela.


    “I don’t fear the opposition attacking me. I fear the fake Chavista hugging me,” read this sign held by a government supporter, alluding to former Chavistas who voted for the opposition.


    A press conference in which former ministers of Hugo Chavez criticized the current administration taken over by government supporters Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. They called the former ministers “rats.”


    Former minister of Education Hector Navarro, in the picture, one of the attacked during a press conference in Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.


    Former Chavista ministers Hector Navarro and Jorge Giordani left the room where the press conference was being held through a back door, on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.
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