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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 04:46 PM

6. You need to check on your definition of Guarimbas.

The word, taken from a childrens' game of hide and seek was used by Communist revolutionaries in Venezuela protesting against Perez Jimenez. Guarimba in popular use means putting up barricades to impede traffic, usually in residential areas, but without violence or confrontation with police or military. There is no violence historically associated with the term Guarimba, although Chavez and Maduro have often used it as a derogatory term against groups protesting their government.

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