Key Latin American countries have said they will cut ties with Venezuela over its authoritarian drift and socio-economic meltdown.
This move would be counterproductive.
Instead, external powers should step up efforts to find a negotiated pathway out of Venezuela’s crisis.
On 10 January 2019, Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro will be sworn in for a second term, despite domestic and international rejection of the presidential election held on 20 May this year.
That he is due to stay in power for another six years presents a major challenge both to opposition parties and to foreign governments seeking a…