Unrest, sanctions – and now Venezuela's Maduro faces a shamanic curse

Liborio Guarulla, the former governor of Amazonas state who was barred from office for opposing Maduro, enacts ‘Dakubi’ rite to bring suffering and loss

Venezuela’s embattled government has endured weeks of violent street protests, criticism from its neighbours, and sustained diplomatic pressure – including the announcement on Thursday of fresh US sanctions against eight supreme court judges.

This week, however, Nicolás Maduro’s administration was targeted by a very different strategy: a shamanic curse.

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May 19th, 2017 by