In recent weeks, Juan Guaidó, the leader of the opposition-controlled Congress and self-declared interim president, appears to have harnessed public fury against the floundering Maduro regime in a game-changing manner.
Guaidó has offered Venezuelans a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel with the possibility of forcing free and fair new elections.
Challenging Maduro’s democratic legitimacy and labeling him a “usurper,” the youthful lawmaker has won recognition from most Western democracies and, crucially, control of the international bank accounts into which Venezuela’s petro-dollars are pouring.
He has also politically checkmated the regime into blockading a border bridge to prevent desperately needed international food aid arriving from Colombia.
Yet even if Guaidó achieves his goal, living conditions are unlikely to ease up for ordinary citizens anytime soon.
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