Maduro has built a byzantine network of allies—notably Iran and Russia, but also shady gold traders and sympathetic shipping tycoons—to come to his rescue.
Gringo adventurers have been trying to pull off South American coups for about 200 years—and failing miserably. But the survivors of this op are in their own class of stupid.
Millions of displaced Venezuelans are at enormous risk in Latin America, and Trump’s decision to threaten the Maduro regime right now is going to make things much worse.
Maduro and other top officials were slapped with narco-terrorism charges for allegedly facilitating the importation of tons of cocaine into the U.S.
The partisans of President Nicolás Maduro don’t like scientific findings that show a huge increase in malaria cases, a deadly metric of this country’s disarray.
The political heirs of Hugo Chávez swore they’d never use “Yanqui money,” but to hold on to power they changed their minds. Now even Christmas trees are back on the market.
Corruption is the common issue across the political spectrum in South America. People are just mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.