En ausencia de un sistema robusto de salud pública y recursos financieros necesarios para apoyar las cuarentenas extendidas entre las poblaciones más vulnerables, el gobierno de Nicolás Maduro ha confiado en su aparato de seguridad estatal para hacer cumplir las prácticas de distanciamiento social.
Venezuela is in crisis, and Trump’s saber-rattling is making things worse. Our response should be guided by three principles: non-interventionism, self-determination, and solidarity with the oppressed.
Maduro’s electoral victory was expected, given the boycott by the most powerful sectors of the opposition and allegations of vote manipulation. But both Chavistas and opposition camps will need to find common ground to solve the pressing challenges facing Venezuela.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will likely win Sunday’s elections—not due to fraud, but because of the opposition’s call for a boycott and continued support in Venezuela for the Chavista government.
The Trump administration’s foreign policy toward Venezuela includes supporting a boycott of Sunday’s elections in Venezuela, hinting at the possibility of a coup, and enacting harmful economic sanctions, with consequences for democracy in the country beset by poverty and unrest.