For John, BLUF: This is a problem in Venezuela and it will reverberate up here in the US. We need to recognize it for what it is. Nothing to see here; just move along.
There is a third view, which is that it is all President Obama's fault.
Here is a graphic I screen captured from a Democracy Now (Think Ms Amy Goodman) video from last week. They showed this protest sign twice. The suggestion is that we are not well viewed down in Venezuela.
But, I think that is just typical Latin American "blame the Gringo".
Then there is this from The Wall Street Journal:
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff