History placed Juan Guaidó on the forefront of the Venezuelan opposition. He wasn’t looking for that, and we couldn’t have foreseen it. I talked to him about the challenge of fulfilling sky-high expectations while making sure others don’t sneak ahead of him in the final lap.
Venezuela had always been violent, but crime soared beginning in 1999. Waking up, late, to this reality, the government tried to fight crime with limitless violence. Two decades on, we’re the third most violent country on earth, and the second most murderous.
The revolution’s aim at a feudal state controlled by mafias grows stronger as smugglers and the black market thrive with the shortage of gasoline. Who will survive this mayhem? Ruthless mafias or scared citizens?
Lorent Saleh is a rebel who didn’t need political parties, he fought cops and claimed he’d use snipers. No one backed him up then, and nobody knows why he’s out of jail. Or do we?
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