Venezuela’s ailing democratic opposition has weathered two decades of brutal repression by the Venezuelan regime Hugo Chavez and his successor Nicolas Maduro. Through much courage and suffering, and with steady support from the US and neighboring Colombia, Venezuelans have continued their fight for freedom.
This fight is now in jeopardy. In Colombia, the former revolutionary guerrillas Gustav Petro was elected president, and he’s already started making softer noises about Venezuela. He will drop Colombia’s recognition as interim president Juan Guaido, leader of the democratic forces, and recognize Mr. Maduro as the legitimate President of Venezuela. Bloomberg reports that an exchange of ambassadors will follow shortly after Mr Petro’s ceremony. After the August 7 inauguration, will anyone be surprised if there is a meeting with Mr. Maduro soon after?
https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-is-no-time-to-go-wobbly-on-venezuelas-regime-biden-maduro-guaido-oil-sanctions-democracy-elections-2024-11659626919 This Is No Time To Go Wobbly On Venezuela’s Regime