Friday, May 3, 2019

Maduro's motorcycle shock troops

In Venezuela, one constant government tactic has emerged — the use of motorbike-riding foot soldiers. Hundreds of masked soldiers, police and paramilitaries ride out on two wheels, shooting from the hip as they drive past or toward Guaido supporters. Violent pro-Maduro groups are known as “colectivos” — fanatics that keep residents in fear amid blackouts, inflation, and shortages of food and medicine.

Motorcycles swarm streets of Venezuela's capital to protest proposed nighttime curfew