Venezuela stands on the brink of civil war. Violence between pro- and anti-government protesters, along with severe shortages in food and medicine, has led tens of thousands of Venezuelans to flee the country. So far, the international community has done little to help, but the potential costs of a total political and economic meltdown are too high to ignore for long. In a Foreign Affairs snapshot, International Relations professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur, and Igarapé Institute think tank co-founder Robert Muggah call for a local solution to the crisis.
In this article, you will learn
- Why Venezuela is facing civil war and
- Why Latin American states and organizations are best equipped to handle the crisis.
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