Venezuelans clearly need outside help, but a U.S. invasion is not the answer, and pretending it might be just plays the Castros’ game.
Raúl Stolk is a Venezuelan lawyer and writer based in Miami. He’s a member of the editorial board at CaracasChronicles.com
No longer guardians of order or national integrity, from the high command to the common soldier the Venezuelan military has been corrupted by the Cuban-Chavista system.
Amid the country’s worst ever humanitarian crisis, demonstrators are being run over, masked paramilitaries are surrounding homes, and the president is angling for a new constitution.
The unrest of recent weeks weakens the Maduro regime by the day, but it’s far from clear what can replace it, or how.
He seizes toys to give them away in his own name, and prints so much money it’s worth nothing, then makes it disappear. The Grinch has nothing on Nicolás Maduro.
As international law enforcement focuses on the Venezuelan government’s drug connections, the U.S. indicts a top general and Maduro promotes him.
The country’s supreme court has all but extinguished the rule of law—and may ignite a revolution.
Behold the fruits of chavismo: children going hungry.