America is right to seek to remove Nicolas Maduro from power, argues James Bloodworth of Foreign Policy. His government has caused a catastrophic economic crisis that has hung Venezuelans out to dry. Many are facing severe food shortages. Seeking to limit American imperialism, critics of Donald Trump’s stance towards the country are enabling far worse horrors by the Maduro government. The Left needs to understand that Maduro’s socialism has crippled his country. He has undermined Venezuela’s democracy to stay in power. At this point, the people would largely benefit from a new government.
US-led regime change is not what Venezuela needs, asserts Gabriel Hetland of The Guardian. Having backed Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency, asserting that Nicolas Maduro didn’t get elected democratically, America is playing with fire. Already, it imposed sanctions on Venezuela, aware that they would worsen the humanitarian crisis affecting its people, hoping to accelerate Maduro’s downfall. Now, a US invasion has become a real possibility, which would bring nothing but devastation. A peaceful transition is needed that promotes a fair election while providing Venezuelans with food and medicine.