U.S. decision makers must not let frustration or enthusiasm distract them from the importance of the Venezuelan people and the constitution. Any role for the U.S. military must be a limited, supporting one at most.
In the fourth episode of two gringos with questions, your hosts Chris and Ken talk to Francisco Rodriguez, Managing Director and Chief Economist of Torino Economics on Latin America’s 2019 economic forecast, Venezuela’s economic situation, and the case for not boycotting Venezuelan elections.
The events of January 23 were a victory for the once divided and dispirited Venezuelan opposition. But with Maduro so far refusing to step aside and a rogues’ gallery of governments lining up to support him, could the U.S. have stumbled into an international showdown?
Venezuela continues to be mired in the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in Latin America’s recent history. With Maduro beginning a second term, prospects for a way out are uncertain. But two events have pointed to a potential for change.