The decision by key South American countries to send an ultimatum to Venezuela’s authoritarian regime demanding that it respect democratic rules went almost unnoticed in the U.S. media
The citizens of the South American countries are making their voices heard
Chile's might be over. Is it now Argentina, Colombia and Peru´s turn? The former brightest star in the region will find it very difficult to recover the leadership position it used to hold in Latin America.
The United States, Colombia, Cuba and other Caribbean countries want to stabilize Venezuela’s oil exports and to prevent an escalation of violence, a breakdown of order and further floods of refugees.
The country is going through one of its worst political crisis
While the British were exiting the EU and the Americas were finally taking steps to protect democracy,
The region's democracies have been shaken in the last years, it may be a sign to deeper problems.
The course of Mr. Ortega’s own political history should serve as reminder that overthrowing a government can be the citizens’ response when all other avenues for dissent are shut.
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