Maria Corina Machado and her allies must prepare for scenarios where Maduro sets up uncompetitive elections and the Biden administration doesn’t fully retaliate. The White House is eyeing a working relationship with Miraflores, whoever governs beyond 2024
The US Department of State’s deadline —part of the carrot-and-stick sanctions relief— is here: the government was supposed to free political prisoners and create a mechanism to lift all bans on opposition candidates. But not much has happened. What now?
The US Department of State’s deadline —part of the carrot-and-stick sanctions relief— is here: the government was supposed to free political prisoners and create a mechanism to lift all bans on opposition candidates. But there’s no mechanism, at least publicly, and only five political prisoners out of 270 were released (and two were added, including an American!).
Earlier this week, the head of the US mission for Venezuela said that “starting on November 30th, we are going to review the current situation, what they have done, what they have not done, understand that reality and we have different tools in our hands; for example, this oil license and gas is not self-renewing.”
According Reuters sources, the Maduro regime could allow opponents to appeal disqualifications in the Supreme Tribunal of Justice under pressure from the United States. Sources say the US is serious about reversing sanctions relief, perhaps by reimposing them on Minerven.
According to Gerardo Blyde, chief negotiator of the opposition, said that he hopes “things will happen in the next few hours that will pave the way for Venezuelans to have confidence in the negotiation processes and for the execution of the partial agreement reached in Barbados to continue.”
A survey reveals Venezuelans NGOs grapple with organizational and financial challenges to sustain its operations, deepen its professionalization and gap geographic inequalities. But with the necessary backing and coordination, the social industry can strengthen itself and widen its impact
Years ago, Venezuela was cheated out of a big chunk of its territory. This is the latest chapter in the age-old dispute between Venezuela and Guyana