Barbados Agreement – Venezuela and the US

Ambassador Larry Gambiner joins us to discuss a new deal in which President Maduro of Venezuela agreed to democratic reforms, including free and fair elections, in exchange for a reduction in US sanctions. But when opposition party candidate Maria Corina Machado won 93% of the primary vote, she was immediately barred from running for public office for 15 years. So now what will the US do?  And will the people of Venezuela rebel?  Unfortunately, if you’re hungry enough, it’s hard to overturn the government.

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