The pursuit of regime change in far-off countries is proving to be a resilient characteristic of US presidencies, no matter their political leanings. The current White House has taken an active interest in ousting the incumbent Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro in favor of Juan Guaido, opposition leader and self-declared interim president. Since Maduro came to power in a presidential election marred by fraud, Venezuela has undergone a series of political crises and economic woes. Each iteration has placed impossible burdens on ordinary Venezuelans while the ruling elite have managed to insulate themselves with the country’s oil wealth. Acute food shortages have translated into millions of Venezuelans going hungry or malnourished. Meals from soup kitchens are the only sustenance some of the most impoverished can […]