Venezuela at Another Crossroads

Juan Guaidó has declared himself the president of Venezuela. What comes next?

Venezuela at Another Crossroads

January 24, 2019

Dr. Rebecca Hanson, faculty at the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Law, published an article in the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) regarding the unfolding situation in Venezuela. 

"With Trump at the helm of the U.S. and Maduro in a more desperate situation than ever, there is hardly an improbable situation.

U.S. state leaders are currently urging Maduro to step down from the presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, for instance, has called on Maduro “to step aside in favor of a legitimate leader reflecting the will of the Venezuelan people.” And there are reports that U.S. leaders are offering a safe departure for Maduro should he agree to quickly step down.

If Maduro’s public address on Wednesday is any indication, though, he isn’t planning to relinquish control over the Venezuelan presidency or quietly exit the country any time soon. "

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