Venezuelan Crisis needs to be a Council Priority
- Leila Swan
No one was surprised when Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected last May, or when the opposition alleged voting irregularities.
Unofficial reports estimated low voter turnout, less than 40%, despite government officials’ frantic attempts to increase participation.
Upon hearing the results, Maduro sang victory, claiming “The whole of Venezuela has triumphed! Democracy has triumphed! Peace has triumphed!”.
Yet the elections were rejected by democracies world-wide.
The Lima Group – comprised…