The Disaster That Is Venezuela

A demonstrator holds a sign with the face of President Nicolás Maduro that reads “No Dictatorship, Out” during a second day of protests as the Supreme Court reverses its decision to seize the powers of the opposition-led Congress in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 1. (Wil Riera/Bloomberg)
From a letter to the editor at the Washington Post –  Regarding the March 31 news article “Venezuelan parliament stripped of power”:
The situation in Venezuela is important to Latin America and to the United States.
The effective coup d’etat by which the Venezuelan parliament was all but dissolved by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s controlled judiciary was an affront to democracy and a threat to political stability in the region, and is fortunately no longer successful.
The United States has more than oil

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