The Venezuelan Crisis
What the United States and the Region Can Do
Gustavo R. Coronel
1999–2007: From Imperfect Democracy to Dictatorship
2007–2012: Absolute Power Leads to Unprecedented Corruption
2012–2016: Venezuela Becomes a Failed State
What Can the United States and the Region Do to Help Venezuela?
What the United States Can Do
We reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers, … faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man—a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience sake.