The Vice President for Policy at AS/COA talked with CNN after Venezuela's May 20 vote re-elected Nicolás Maduro as president. ... Play Video
"Things got so bad at the end that the government was essentially using food handouts or the promise of those in order to coerce or coax people to vote." That's how AS/COA Vice President for Policy and Editor-in-Chief of Americas Quarterly Brian Winter described the most recent vote that happened in Venezuela on May 20.
The only question is how the international community now, he explained, and added that another important issue is the torrent of Venezuelan migrants pouring into neighboring countries. "Many of those countries are reaching a breaking point right now," said Winter.
AS/COA's Eric Farnsworth spoke with BBC World News America about the new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela after the country's May 20 elections. ... Play Video
"The Venezuelan people are different than the Venezuelan government," said Eric Farnsworth to BBC World News America when explaining the balance the U.S. government is trying to keep when applying additional sanctions against the country living an humanitarian crisis. "Anything that could be perceived as too heavy-handed by United States could be perceived in some quarters as counter-productive."
Farnsworth also talked about the outlook for the country's oil sector fand what's in store for newly reelected President Nicolás Maduro.