140221223012-01-venezuela-0221-horizontal-galleryStudent protesters pack the streets. Violence surges. Tear gas billows. Opposition leaders and government officials blame each other for the unrest, and both sides show no sign of backing down. No matter who you believe, it’s clear that tensions are running high in Venezuela. The anti-government demonstrations are the biggest threat President Nicolas Maduro has faced since his election last year. And inside and outside the South American country’s borders, there’s a major question many are asking: Could this be the beginning of the end for Venezuela’s socialist government? The situation doesn’t look pretty. Inflation topped 56% last year. Crime rates are high. Goods shortages have left store shelves bare. More