Venezuelan getting weaker by starvation; They may not get into streets

Once being the residents of wealthiest country in Latin America, the Venezuelan now are getting weaker by starvation and they won’t be able to take to the streets for much longer, says an expert to Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Latin America.

It has been six weeks since opposition leader Juan Guaido self-declared himself as legitimate leader of the country.

Director of the Latin America Program at the Wilson Center, Cynthia Arnson, said there is widespread starvation in Venezuela and residents who are starving do not mobilize in the streets.

Meanwhile, embattled president Nicolas Maduro is having the supports of military and elites. Experts warn the situation could lead to a hurting stalemate in which neither side can win and neither side will agree to back down.

It has now become a test for Trump administration whether it is possible to peel away Maduro’s power base.

A report reveals 90 percent of people in Venezuela live in poverty and average person lost 24 pounds in 2018.

Arnson added, “The widespread opposition that President Guaido has been able to mobilize may not last.”

For Trump finding practical ways is the key now whether it is through sanctions or revocating visas. Military intervention would be a bad idea to bring to end the Maduro regime in Venezuela.

Paul Linus