Venezuela’s Crisis Will Put Latin America’s ‘New Left’ to the Test

Venezuela’s Crisis Will Put Latin America’s ‘New Left’ to the Test
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stands inside the Supreme Court in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 31, 2020 (AP photo by Ariana Cubillos).

Prospects for a prompt resolution of the protracted political conflict in Venezuela seem bleak. Yet relatively little attention has been paid to the opportunities that may arise from recent political developments in the region, including a resurgent left no longer in thrall to Washington’s sterile “maximum pressure” campaign.

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