Five Ways Spain Can Lead on Venezuela

By Irene Estefanía González, Ben Raderstorf

Recent developments suggest Spain’s reluctant role in Venezuela’s crisis could be changing.

VALLADOLID, Spain – Over the past two weeks, Spain has become an accidental protagonist in the diplomatic efforts to end Venezuela’s crises. 

The country was recently in the spotlight when opposition leader Leopoldo López sought refuge as a “guest” in the Spanish Embassy in Caracas after calls for a military uprising failed on April 30. López, whose father is a Spanish citizen and a candidate for European Parliament, will likely...

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