May 23, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

Venezuela: A Riches to Rags Story

Episode 37
May 23, 2019 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

Venezuela: A Riches to Rags Story

Episode 37

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More than 50 nations now recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president. But Cuba, Russia, Iran and China have formed an anti-American and authoritarian alliance to prop up Nicolas Maduro who, following in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez, has turned what was once a wealthy, free and promising land into an impoverished and oppressive hellhole.

To discuss what went wrong and why, and what may happen next, host Cliff May is joined by FDD Senior Fellow Emanuele Ottolenghi.

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro speaks during a military parade to commemorate the Day of the Bolivarian Militias, the Armed People and the April Revolution in Caracas, Venezuela. (Getty Images)

Issues:

Hezbollah Iran Global Threat Network Iran in Latin America Military and Political Power Russia U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy