Articles by: Leonardo Flores

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, President Donald Trump and U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. (Getty Images)

“Maximum-pressure March”: US hybrid war on Venezuela heats up

The first quarter of 2020 has seen the Trump administration escalate its rhetoric against Venezuela. At the State of the Union, President Trump promised to “smash” and destroy the Venezuelan government. This was followed by a renewed threat of a naval blockade on the country, which is an act of war under U.S. and international law. Then the State Department[Read More…]

March 17, 2020 World
Dialogue in Venezuela is a missed opportunity for Democrats

Dialogue in Venezuela is a missed opportunity for Democrats

Days after the Democratic presidential candidates missed yet another opportunity to challenge President Donald Trump’s failed Venezuela policy on the debate stage on September 12, President Nicolás Maduro signed an important agreement with four opposition parties. These events offer insight into the differing perspectives on the economic, social and political crises in Venezuela – one perspective from the Washington political[Read More…]

September 24, 2019 World