Wednesday, May 01, 2019

O que se está a passar na Venezuela é um "golpe"?

A Coup in Venezuela? That Word Is Best Avoided in This Situation, por David Papadopoulos (Bloomberg):

As Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s National Assembly leader, calls soldiers and civilians to the streets today to back his push to take control of the country, the word coup is being tossed around freely.

But it’s a tricky one to use in a case like this. Look it up online and the most prominent definition that pops up is this, courtesy of Oxford Dictionaries: “a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.”

It’s the “illegal” part of the definition that’s problematic.

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