Tired of protests, Venezuelans take politics to the beach




 
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March 2nd, 2014  
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Topic: Tired of protests, Venezuelans take politics to the beach


By Esteban Israel CATIA LA MAR, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thousands of Venezuelans have escaped to the beach for the long Carnival weekend, heeding President Nicolas Maduro's call to leave behind nearly a month of anti-government protests. But rather than leaving the inflamed partisan politics at home, many have brought it with them. The small beach of La Morena, about 25 miles northeast of the capital Caracas, is packed. But not even the reggaeton pop music blasting at full volume drowns out the discussions about inflation, violent crime, and the political differences that divide Venezuelans and have fed the unrest.




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