Political scientist Guillermo Aveledo Coll sees a society more open to negotiation and an opportunity in Barbados, than the groups fighting to rule over it
Let’s look carefully at the unprecedented combination of factors that keeps Venezuela in this unbearable state. Let’s try to answer the questions few dare to ask.
To understand how a regime with such awful performance can endure the steadfast calls for its demise, one must look at its capacity to punish treason, an old and effective tool in the dark arts of dictatorship.
As Nicolás Maduro forced all TV and radio stations to broadcast his accusation that the U.S. caused the collapse of Venezuela’s power grid, the secret police was arresting Luis Carlos Diaz, the journalist and occasional Caracas Chronicles contributor, that state media is framing for “sabotage”.
While many demand an open attack on the Maduro regime, the Vatican is actively using its soft power toward an immediate political change. Theologist Rafael Luciani, who works directly with the Pope, explains how.
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