After Guaido’s Failed Uprising, What’s Next for Venezuela’s Political Crisis?

After Guaido’s Failed Uprising, What’s Next for Venezuela’s Political Crisis?
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido addresses supporters at a rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 3, 2019 (Sputnik photo by Leo Alvarez via AP Images).

One month after the failed uprising of April 30 in Venezuela, which opposition leader Juan Guaido had proclaimed as “the final phase” of an effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro, the two sides remain mired in deadlock. The opposition finds itself in a difficult position, riven by internal divisions even as negotiations continue in Norway with government representatives.

In the United States, senior Trump administration officials have toned down their rhetoric, even while hawks like Sen. Lindsey Graham openly call for the United States to intervene militarily in Venezuela. Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation for Venezuelans continues to worsen.

In this week’s podcast interview, WPR’s associate editor, Elliot Waldman, talks with WPR contributor Christopher Sabatini, founder of the research nonprofit Global Americans and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, about the various dimensions of the crisis in Venezuela.

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