After 20 years of radical Oil Sovereignty blah blah blah, Venezuela’s oil industry may end up under the boot of a no-name Kremlin-linked security contractor
An open, respectful letter to those people who decided it was right to occupy the Venezuelan embassy in Washington D.C. to avoid National Assembly-appointed representatives to work there, by one Venezuelan who’s sincerely making the effort of understanding your point of view.
The biggest story from yesterday’s historic day of nationwide protests? The absolute lack of repression from the security forces. No tear-gas. No arrests. No violence. It suggests Maduro’s control of the men with guns is now so tenuous that they’re of little use to him.
The new State Department Special Envoy on Venezuela is an old-school hardcore GOP anti-communist with a reputation for unparalleled mastery over the bureaucracy of American power projection.
Amid huge street protests, opposition leader Juan Guaidó has now sworn himself in as Interim Presidency. The United States, Canada, Brazil and others recognize him; the Venezuelan Armed Forces and police do not. At a time of pervasive uncertainty, how to think about what comes next?
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