COVID-19 caught the city off guard, and the few treatment options available were squandered and wasted. Guayaquil was the region’s test case for what will happen when low government capacity meets political inertia, disbelief and ineptitude in the face of a pandemic that knows no mercy.
Time and again, Latin American governments use the crisis in Venezuela as the scapegoat to discredit genuine protest and undermine legitimate opposition.
The latest act in the drama that pits U.S. interests against its traditional allies is playing out in Colombia.
The next act in the great drama unfolding in Venezuela will be determined by one central question: Will the unity forged in the opposition hold up?