The privileged of the Chavista regime, which are already legion after more than two decades of socialist dictatorship in Venezuela, do not suffer the consequences of the humanitarian disaster in the country. They are suffered by the millions of Venezuelans who, for very different reasons, have not been able to vote with their feet and seek refuge in Spain, the United States, or in other Latin American countries. His relatives know it abroad, anxious to try to send them help, and used to having to cut off the communication when it is time for the daily water supply to the homes because it has to be stored.
After the recent passage through Washington of Juan Guaidó, the interim president, the US Administration has affirmed that the strategy to overthrow the dictatorship in Venezuela consists of “more pressure”, more economic sanctions to drown its almost non-existent industrial fabric, more isolation in the international forums “Maduro’s end is imminent” Trump has come to say without providing further clues. The problem is that every time Trump speaks, bread rises literally in Venezuela. And that his proposal to return democracy seems, like a drop to another drop, to which he has been applying the United States. to overthrow Castroism in Cuba for more than sixty years. So, if the script does not change, there is at least forty more years of Chavismo left, if by then there is something left in the country with more oil reserves on the planet and homeland of the Liberator Bolivar.
That the solution must start exclusively with Venezuelans is something known and assumed by the democratic opposition. Despite the systematic repression, Guaidó and his own place their hope in the civil protest, which tries to revive itself with imaginative formulas. But their effort should not be an obstacle for the Trump Administration to put its grain of sand and also look for ways to alleviate the humanitarian crisis. For example, granting special status to Venezuelan refugees in the US, a measure that the White House resists. .