The situation is significant insofar as the leading argument marshaled by those pushing for military intervention to dislodge Maduro is that his government is a threat to regional security.
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Forty regional human rights groups, members of the “Working Group on Venezuelan Human Mobility,” published a statement criticizing Ecuador’s measure suggesting it does not take into account the difficulties Venezuelans face in obtaining official documents. The statement suggests Ecuador’s new law points to a regional problem.
Closed door conversations in multiple spaces and with multiple logics—sometimes mutually-reinforcing, sometimes at cross-purposes—are taking place among the main actors in the Venezuela conflict, national and international.
The Norwegian government sent diplomats to Caracas last week, in order to get …
The United States’ significant ramping up of sanctions last week had the predictable effect of undermining the negotiations taking place in Barbados and mediated by Norway. Nicolás Maduro suspended his government’s participation, saying they could not negotiate in the face …
The new sanctions and the theatrics surrounding their announcement amount to a reassertion of the U.S. role in the Venezuelan conflict.
Guaidó’s calculation seems to be that this balancing act will mollify the opposition’s radical wing while negotiations take place, and if and when they reach a deal with the government it will be compelling enough to get these radicals to fall in line.
Guaidó sent the same group of moderates to Barbados. On July 16 he suggested some progress was being made. “We are getting close to a real solution.” Presumably speaking of elections he continued “we all know what that means.” This reinforces reports of progress from last week.
(As we are go to publication, the United Nations Human Rights Commission has published the report from Michelle Bachelet’s trip to Venezuela, to be officially released tomorrow, July 5. We will have full coverage in the next edition of …