Opinion: Pieces still not in place for Maduro’s fall

My newest report is a dark follow up of the deteriorating, dystopian situation in Venezuela. The economic situation has reached unsustainable levels as the country approaches a hyperinflation rate of 1 million percent according to the IMF. Each day, as one thinks that it could not possibly get any worse, more and more Venezuelans are fleeing the country in search of relief. Those Venezuelans who stay behind are manipulated by the government through selective distribution of food and supplies only for the government’s loyal supporters – which means that few Venezuelans have the means to stand up to Maduro’s regime at all. Cuba and Mexico may have important roles to play in negotiating between Venezuela and the United States, but both countries will have to put aside existing attitudes towards Maduro’s government, whether in favor or staunching against it. Read full report here.