And a de facto ruler clinging to his chair in the Miraflores Palace with the backing of the Armed Forces, the ideological support on the continent of Cuba and Nicaragua and a last economic support from Russia, China and Iran who avoid international sanctions as best they can. that the Chavista regime is accumulating.
Indira Alfonzo, the new president of the National Electoral Council appointed by the Chavista Court, was sanctioned by the Canadian government for having facilitated, together with other officials, the fraudulent re-election of Maduro in 2018.
Indira Alfonzo, the new president of the National Electoral Council appointed by the Chavista Court, was sanctioned by the Canadian government for having facilitated, together with other officials, the fraudulent reelection of Maduro in 2018. (REUTERS / Manaure Quintero)
Maduro learned to take advantage of the global geopolitical rift. Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping can tug and loosen on that rope. Nicolas, no. It needs to exaggerate the bipolar dispute to use the enemy powers as a rhetorical justification for its misfortunes and to seduce its friends as the South American leg of its expansionist projects.
In the middle there have been a handful of leaders and leaders of weight in the continent who were very close to Chávez, who do not feel the same appreciation or respect for Maduro, but hardly dare to whisper some “deviations” in his actions. The active involvement of democratic progressivism to try to strengthen the Bolivarian course would have an undeniable value. But time and again they prefer to look the other way and pretend to be distracted when the potatoes burn and the regime advances in new outrages. It is the quartet made up of the presidents of Argentina and Mexico, Alberto Fernández and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the former presidents of Brazil and Ecuador, Lula da Silva and Rafael Correa, who still retain a broad position in their countries and among the forces. progressive.
Clinging to the executive chair and with the judges in its fist for years, the Legislature is the only state power that has resisted Maduro since the opposition obtained a majority in the 2015 elections, the last ones with a certain degree of fair play . Nicolás, of course, cannot tolerate it. It has tried all kinds of maneuvers to liquefy its power and nullify its operation, but the legislators are still resisting as best they can, forced many times to meet in other buildings when the regime’s security forces prevent them from entering the Legislative Palace.