Elections Are Still the Best Hope for Venezuela’s Opposition

Opposition in Venezuela ahead of elections
Opposition leader Juan Guaido, center, sits with fellow lawmakers after their vehicles were attacked by government supporters, Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 15, 2020 (AP photo by Matias Delacroix).

Efforts by the Biden administration to accelerate its quiet diplomacy with Venezuela have already produced some breakthroughs. But the greater challenge comes next, as Washington tries to leverage sanctions to incentivize Caracas to allow greater space for the opposition to compete in the 2024 presidential election.

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