Yorbing Staff, January 28, 2019
- Maduro governments’s performance is dismal
- The sense of grieve and blame of U.S. ‘interventions’ actually comes from Venezuelan society itself. Its been part of Venezuela since its inception and is ongoing.
- Its about trust in the political process.
- Population growth pressures, almost 32 million strong.
- Proliferation of violence, arms in the streets and the poor.
- Even the most stable economies can sometimes fail, its important Venezuelans find ways to stabilize the country and be equipped with tools to achieve that.
- Youth unemployment
Amid the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, an element of political chaos left an uncertain future, as opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the presidency. Although the U.S. and many other western countries were quick to sever ties with Nicolas Maduro’s government, there was an international backlash from some of Venezuela’s allies.
Russia had warned the U.S. not to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign nation. And China, who has invested some $65 billion in Venezuela over the past decade, has urged similar restraint.
Jon Lee Anderson is a staff writer for The New Yorker. He joins the show to provide analysis.
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