World rebuffs Venezuela’s plan for sham election, but will that help oust Maduro?

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s plan to convene a sham election before the end of April has been rejected by all major Latin American countries, the United States and the European Community. That’s good news, but it will be futile unless accompanied by three additional international actions.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not minimizing the 28-country European Union’s recent decision to deny entry visas and seize the financial assets of seven top Venezuelan officials and their close relatives. That was a major step, because top Venezuelan officials have billions of dollars in European banks, and many of them have their children living the good life in Madrid or Paris.

Now, they will have to get out of there…..

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