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Venezuela's Football Team and Unity: A Partisan Talking Point?

Categories: Latin America, Venezuela, Politics, Sport

“The lazy point to make about La Vino Tinto’s [Venezuela's football team] exhilarating run at the Copa América this year [1] is that it’s a rare, exciting moment of National Unity [2] – fútbol as the one last bastion of non-polarization in a politically fractured nation” writes Francisco Toro in Caracas Chronicles [3]; but argues that “celebrating the “unity” La Vino Tinto has brought about has become a partisan talking point [4]: only the opposition goes there, the government never does!”