Guaido vs Maduro: What’s next for Venezuela?

As the US and the others support the President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Guaidó as Venezuela president what do you think about this decision? Some observers say it is a bit premature, so where could this lead? Read few comments.

Juan Guaidó (C). Credit: Juan Guaidó’s Twitter

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Venezuela: What’s next for Nicolas Maduro?

What do you expect from another presidential term of President Nicolas Maduro? We could probably see a further isolation of Venezuela under Maduro as we just witnessed with the Lima Declaration, so how safe is Maduro’s position? Read few comments.

Nicolás Maduro. Credit: http://www.nicolasmaduro.org.ve/

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Is Jair Bolsonaro a threat to democracy?

Do you think that Jair Bolsonaro is a threat to Brazilian democracy, as many his critics  claim, or not, and why? What will be his political focus internationally, will his victory, maybe indirectly, contribute to the rise of global authoritarianism, as some observers point out? Read few comments.

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. Credit: https://www.bolsonaro.com.br/s

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Leopoldo Lopez was released from jail. What does it mean for Venezuela?

As opposition leader Leopoldo López was released from prison, though he still under house arrest, what do you think about this development, is it a step towards de-escalation from the Maduro government, perhaps even towards some new political reality in Venezuela? Read few comments.

Leopoldo López. Credit: http://www.voluntadpopular.com/

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A big problem for a small country?: ISIS and Trinidad and Tobago

There are the estimations that perhaps even 130 citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have joined ISIS. This is probably not a small number for not a very big country. Is this also a broader security problem for the region, Caribbean, the US or is it primarily a problem for Trinidad and Tobago? Read few comments.

Trinidad and Tobago

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Warming up of US-Cuba relations, but…

Starting with the prisoner swap t seems we are witnessing a great breakthrough in US-Cuba relations as talks about full diplomatic relations will start. Why now, what challenges you see in this process? Read few comments.

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Falling oil prices: A big headache for Venezuela’s Maduro?

According to some media reports Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s popularity is just around 25 percent and the economy feels the heat from falling oil prices. Meanwhile one of the leaders of the political opposition María Corina Machado was charged with conspiracy for allegedly participating in a plot to assassinate President. What do do expect from Maduro in this situation? How dangerous is the current situation for his regime? Read few comments.

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López. Credit: Archive of Lilian Tintori

Lilian Tintori, wife of Venezuelan jailed opposition leader Leopoldo López. Credit: Archive of Lilian Tintori

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