Cuba US People to People Partnership: Venezuela Update # 12

International Crisis Group on Role of the UN

3. Facilitating reconciliation in Venezuela. The
struggle for control of Venezuela created drama in the Security Council in the
first half of this year, as U.S. officials including Vice President Mike Pence
came to New York to press for President Nicolás Maduro’s ouster. Maduro’s
allies, notably Russia, responded with strident statements in his defence. Yet
the UN could still have a role in helping both sides find a way out of an
impasse that is contributing to a humanitarian catastrophe and massive refugee
flows and could have regional spillover effects.

By the middle of the year – with neither Maduro nor his rival
for the presidency, Juan Guaidó, able to secure victory – UN debates over the
crisis lost energy. The foreign backers of both sides appear to have concluded
that there was little to gain from public disputes in New York. Some Guaidó
supporters, including European governments, also hope that…

This is only a snippet of a Cuba Travel Article written by (John McAuliff)

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