What the US-supported opposition has been trying to do is to take over Venezuela outside of electoral mechanisms. It does not care about democracy or what the majority of Venezuelan citizens want.
Recent protests in Caracas against the continued rule of Chavez’s political heirs suggest that the electoral revolution carried out by Venezuela’s late caudillo is a least a bit shaky.
When Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s democratically-elected strongman died last March, there was some question about how long the neo-socialist regime created by the late paratrooper-turned president would last. Would it endure as its founder intended, or totter and fall in a Latin version of a color revolution of the type that rocked Ukraine