Endorsing the young parliamentarian who just declared himself president is one thing. Getting rid of Nicolás Maduro is quite another.
The Castros claimed Cuba was never into drug smuggling, then they said it quit. But their own operations were nothing compared to the ones they helped facilitate in Venezuela.
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.
Long before the diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the US, Raul Castro was making his country much more Western-friendly than it had been under his brother.
The arrest of the mayor of Caracas and the killing of a 14-year-old boy in San Cristóbal show just how desperate President Maduro and his circle have become.
One year after his election, President Maduro is losing his grip. But it’s not the opposition that’s growing stronger; it’s the cocaine-corrupted military.
Why is dialogue between the government and opposition in Venezuela so difficult? Blame the poisonous legacy of Hugo Chavez.