In May 2017, as the number killed during protests against the regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela climbed toward 40, and with more than 130 injured and over 1,300 arrests, many in the United States and the region asked, “How much longer could it go on?”
It has been a week of barking out military options, a week of 'everything is on the table', a week of threats no longer veiled. Not an example of 'cool as a cucumber', rather a red-face turning to purple with the intensity of the phrasing.
Democracy and human rights are the two issues on which USA claims advantages and therefore criticizes the weak or anti-capitalist –imperialist nations and, whenever possible, it attacks to further weaken and destabilize them.
The Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday (July 30) to elect delegates who will rewrite Venezuela's constitution. In Latin America generally, society is broadly divided into three groups: whites, mixed race mestizos and the original native peoples.
Some of Latin America’s countries may be on the verge of major changes, according to policy-makers, industry leaders and analysts at the 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America.