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Opinion | Venezuelan crisis shouldn’t be US opportunity

On Jan. 23, protesters in Schenley Plaza advocated for Juan Guaido over Nicolas Maduro.

By Jason Henriquez, Staff Columnist

January 31, 2019

Even a cursory examination of regional history shows that in every case a regime far more authoritarian and oppressive than the preceding government took power through force and violence.

Opinion | US justified in recognizing Guaido as Venezuelan president

Juan Guaido, interim president of the Republic of Venezuela, and president of the National Assembly hold a public rally Jan. 23 in Caracas, Venezuela.

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

January 31, 2019

The majority of the Venezuelan opposition and our allied countries in Latin America have also stated they will not support foreign military intervention in Venezuela, so that option should be off the table. Sanctions against state-run oil companies within Venezuela are a much better plan.

Opinion | Trump must push out Venezuela’s dictator

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

By Josh Beylinson, For The Pitt News

December 6, 2018

Only with more strategic sanctions and further diplomatic action against Venezuela’s dictator can the country become a democracy and give the right of self-determination to its citizens.

US actions toward Venezuela contradict professed concern

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is pictured during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 15, 2017. The Trump administration imposed individual sanctions against 10 Venezuelans who are top allies of Maduro. (Xinhua/Venezuela’s Presidency/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Gabriela Cadahia | For The Pitt News

June 27, 2018

Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is currently in the midst of an economic collapse of unprecedented magnitude. Falling oil prices and political corruption have sent the country into a spiral of hyperinflation and hunger that has forced 1.8 million people to flee in the past two ye...

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