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AQ Podcast | Venezuela: Maduro’s and the Opposition’s Strategies

A look at what Nicolás Maduro and the opposition are hoping to accomplish with the July 28th election, which virtually nobody expects to be free or fair
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The Venezuelan dictatorship is preparing to hold an election on July 28th. Despite signs that the race will not be free or fair, the opposition is willing to participate. In this episode, we dive into the motives and tactics on both sides. What is Maduro looking for, and is there a real chance he could lose? What is going on behind the curtains with the opposition – why are they willing to participate, how divided is this, and who are the members likely to support? Our guest is Jose Vicente Carrasquero, a mathematician and political scientist who teaches at Miami Dade College.

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Jose Vicente Carrasquero is professor of political science at Miami Dade College


Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly

If you would like to know more:

Maduro Gets His Wish: A Divided Venezuelan Opposition by Tony Frangie Mawad

Venezuela’s Opposition Should Draw Inspiration From an Unlikely Figure by Javier Corrales

Venezuela Stops Pretending. The World Should, Too by Brian Winter

Tags: AQ Podcast, Maria Corina Machado, Nicolás Maduro, United States, US Policy, Venezuela
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