While caretaker President Juan Guaidó decrees the emergency and installs a situational room, the Maduro regime stays silent about the precise diagnose and forecast of the crisis, besides the propaganda trope of sabotage. This is what we can assess on the fifth day of the nationwide blackout.
On the afternoon of March 7th, the power went off in all states. In many parts of the country, there has not been a minute of electricity since then to the noon of March 10th. Here is what we know of what could happen in a country that used to export electricity and still has the largest oil reserves on Earth.
The Chilean Left created a petition to stop the Trump administration from intervening in Venezuela. We don’t think an online petition has that kind of power and Chile seems to forget who helped them out of their last dictatorship.
The most recent editorial in the New York Times about Venezuela, argues that Trump should just stay out of it. It’s a nice try but it falls flat because of the weak and naive arguments it presents. Hey, it’s the thought that counts!
A recent poll by Datanalisis gives us a glimpse of public opinion in the era of protests. The news: Everyone hates what’s happening, but Maduro’s numbers haven’t collapsed.
Entrega final del Book Club sobre la obra de Carlos Rangel: Del Buen Salvaje al Buen Revolucionario.
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