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It's the people, not the military, who must rescue the country

Jan 31, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

As Venezuela's crisis deepens, a consensus has emerged that the situation can only be resolved if the army drops its support for the socialist president Nicolás Maduro.

The prospect of a quick, clean military coup offers a seductively simple solution to the standoff between the Western-backed Juan Guaidó, his supporters in the streets, and the obdurate president.

Yet proponents of this idea should be careful what they wish for. Allowing the army to topple the bad guy won't fix Vene...