In looking for pragmatic solutions to address the COVID-19 crisis, and given the absence of global leadership during the pandemic, Caribbean governments are seeking support from long-time partner, Cuba.
Juan Guaidó’s swearing in as interim president on January 23, 2019 and his recognition by more than 50 countries as Venezuela’s legitimate president has consolidated him as the leader of the opposition. But real power remains elusive for the young leader. What must happen to finally trigger change in Venezuela?
Turkey’s recent flirtations with Venezuela as the U.S. tries to isolate the rogue government is another example of Erdogan’s tactic of trying to gain political bargaining chips in Ankara’s bilateral relations with Washington.
A bipartisan bill from the U.S. Congress does what the Venezuelan government and others should have done long ago: offer assistance to its long-suffering citizens. Maduro isn’t likely to accept, but will other countries step up?