Opinion: Venezuela nears the breaking point

The government of Nicolas Maduro has declared May 20 as the date of the next presidential elections. The announcement was met with harsh criticism from the domestic political opposition led by the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) and from international actors – especially the Lima Group, which is monitoring the situation in Venezuela on behalf of more than a dozen countries in Latin America and Canada. International outcry, along with a grave humanitarian crisis and debt default, are nearing Venezuela to its breaking point.

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