The Economist’s Bello column (on Latin America) this week pivots from hair-raising oumaigá to disarming simplicity in a few paragraphs, ending with this:
Most in the opposition and some chavistas believe a negotiated transition is the only way to prevent a descent into bloodshed. The outlines of such a deal are clear. The regime would concede an amnesty for political prisoners and agree to restore the independence of the judiciary, the electoral authority and other powers. In return the opposition would support essential, but doubtless unpopular, measures to stabilise the economy.
Easy peasy, right?
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