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The Six Players in Venezuela's Crisis

July 28, 2017

Venezuela is at a crossroads. President Nicolás Maduro is pushing ahead with a vote Sunday to elect a 545-member National Constituent Assembly (ANC) with powers to rewrite the constitution and cement his hold on power. Events over the next few days will determine the survival of Venezuelan democracy, the welfare of its population, and the country’s future. The principal parties in this conflict – Maduro’s government, the opposition, the military, the international community, and Venezuelans themselves – are making key moves in a game in which the only thing that’s clear is that there will...

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