In a jail cell outside Caracas. Many who have been arrested turned to crime because of the country’s economic woes. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times Aug 4 2017

Detainees crammed into a jail cell near Caracas, Venezuela (December 2016): whatever these young people were arrested for, whatever the charges against them, is subjecting them to subhuman conditions acceptable just because the regime calls itself socialist? Does that Bolivarian Revolution stuff exempt a government from human rights in the treatment of youthful offenders or those at least alleged to have committed a crime?

Because if this is what Bolivarian socialism looks like, if this is how it treats young people, if you can’t tell the difference between Bolivarian socialism & barbarism, then no wonder there are massive protests in the streets against it.

(Photo by Meridith Kohut for New York Times)