During the last hours the Venezuelan regime has gone out of control, closing down access to CNN en español and Azteca TV. The action against CNN en español is in retaliation of the program in which they exposed the traffic of Venezuelan passports in the Middle East, which provided terrorists and other people with false documents to enter the U.S. In parallel the Venezuelan Minister of Defense has published a communique, pretending to talk in name of the Venezuelan Armed Force, in which he expresses unconditional support for the Venezuelan vice-president Tareck El Aissami, who has been denounced by the U.S. as a Drug Kingpin. The Venezuelan regime is not going to investigate El Aissami and is simply extending him a total absolution from the U.S. charges.
These latest actions confirm the rogue nature of the Venezuelan regime, a cruel dictatorship supported by the degraded armed forces. The chaotic social and economic situation of the country, combined with the posture of open defiance of international justice by the regime, clearly justifies a regional intervention.
Intervention is a harsh word and most readers might think of an armed military intervention. Although such a type of intervention could eventually be required in Venezuela this is not what we are talking about. We are talking about a diplomatic, political and economic intervention of the Venezuelan regime, to be coordinated by the OAS. The regional organization can invoke the Inter American Charter against the Venezuelan regime and take steps to isolate the regime politically and economically, while arranging massive humanitarian help for the Venezuelan people.
There is no more time to lose.