On Venezuela, quiet talks and opposition unity yield breakthrough

On Venezuela, quiet talks and opposition unity yield breakthroughWhen Juan Guaido declared himself to be Venezuela’s acting president, governments around the Americas were ready. Within minutes, US President Donald Trump recognized him as did the leaders of Canada and major Latin American powers. The dramatic turn against Nicolas Maduro’s leftist regime culminated quickly, but it came after weeks of behind-the-scenes diplomacy including a hushed meeting in Washington with Guaido amid growing alarm as Venezuelans fled their crumbling economy in droves.



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