The situation in Venezuela is not improving. You are probably aware of what afflicts the country: Spiraling and overlapping economic crises (largely of the government’s own making) emptied store shelves of food, medicine and other basic goods, spurred malnutrition and poverty, and triggered a new refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere. Months of mass protests last summer were ultimately subdued by an increasingly authoritarian government, which replaced Venezuela’s opposition-filled Congress with a new Constituent Assembly stacked with loyalists of President Nicol├ís Maduro. The body deployed sweeping powers to cow dissent and paved the way for a new set of elections, including a snap presidential vote, to be held in April. All of those moves have been rejected by most of the […]