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 political and economic meltdown are too high to ignore. International relations professor Adriana Erthal Abdenur and Igarapé Institute think tank co-founder Robert Muggah call for a local solution to the crisis. getAbstract recommends this Foreign Affairs snapshot to those looking for a primer on the crisis and a possible solution in Venezuela.
About the Authors
Adriana Erthal Abdenur is a professor at the Institute of International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro. Robert Muggah is a co-founder of the Igarapé Institute.