What the helicopter attack tells us about the Venezuela crisis


( CNN) Downtown Caracas was the scene of what authorities say was an audacious tryto destabilize the faltering government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this week.

It was the latest, and perhaps most bizarre section in Venezuela’s months-long downward spiral.

Near daily clashes between government forces-out and objectors have paralyzed the South American country. At least 80people have died since the beginning of this latest round of civil unrest.

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