Don’t be Duped or Misled About the Venezuela Protests. These Five Insights Will Help.

The Washington Post - This weekend, Venezuela entered its 50th day of protests, the death toll rising to 45. And the world is concerned. The U.N. Security Council, President Trump, and other international actors are trying to stop the crisis in which Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro is attempting to seize political power.

In short, the situation in Venezuela appears to be at a tipping point. But here's what we don't know: Which way it will go, and how soon?

Olga Onuch is a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies, a lecturer in politics at the University of Manchester and an associate fellow at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford whose most recent book is Mapping Mass Mobilizations: Understanding Revolutionary Moments in Argentina and Ukraine (Palgrave MacMillan 2014). Find her on Twitter @oonuch.

Iñaki Sagarzazu is assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech University. Find him on Twitter @YVPolis.

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