A New, Realistic Era for Venezuela’s Opposition

By Guillermo Zubillaga

As hopes to unseat Maduro are replaced with resignation, unexpected opportunity is emerging for Venezuelan democracy.

In my recent conversations with Venezuelans and those involved in efforts to restore democracy in the country, it’s been hard to ignore a shift in tone. Instead of hopes for a sea change, cohabitation and resignation are the watchwords of the current debate. It’s not surprising that in the current context, interest in Venezuela’s push for democracy has taken a back seat to the country’s migration crisis, among the largest in the world. In the U.S. alone, more than 150,000 Venezuelans arrived at the United States southern border so far this year. Conversation has shifted from the...

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