Venezuela needed more than four centuries to become a real country. Now, it has started dismantling again, along the petrostate and the army that used to hold it together.
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.
The National Assembly has just approved Juan Guaidó’s road-map for returning Venezuela to Democracy. We open the hood, take a look around, and kick the tire on Guaidó’s Transition Statute.
The cascade of official statements that spoiled the 4F celebration not only add to the growing column of assets of the Venezuelan opposition. Along with the Lima Group, it’s made to replace the disturbing scenario of an American invasion with an ordered horizon of free elections and massive assistance
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