The international community has called out Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro for dictatorship. During COVID-19, the dictator instead tightened the noose.
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Democratic elections are crucial to resolving the crisis in Venezuela. Maduro will not organize them so a Council of State will be essential, perspective.
Tamara Suju says much is known about Cuba’s infiltration of Venezuela, little on the repression, intelligence training it gives to Venezuelan operatives.
State Department’s 2019 Country Human Rights Report shows deterioration in respect for human rights globally but, Iran, China and Venezuela in particular.
Without pressure from fair elections or accountability to a free media, autocratic leaders have less incentive than their democratic counterparts do.
A difficult path lies ahead for Venezuela. With no clear electoral way out, aid from the international community will remain the country’s lifeline.
Nicolás Maduro has overseen the aggravation of democratic reversal in Venezuela now viewed by an IDEA report as the world’s worst democratic backslider.
America hit Venezuela with a new round of sanctions Tuesday targeting the crisis-battered country’s ties with Cuba which supports Nicolas Maduro in Caracas.
Nicolás Maduro, a long practitioner of tight state control of the economy, has quietly and cautiously begun implementing free-market policies.
In the latest in Venezuela’s political crisis, civil society sees pathways opening for a solution as John Bolton quits post of US National Security Adviser.