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In Venezuela, Guaidó’s patience runs out

By Gwynne Dyer      

The officers, and especially the generals, are not ready to change sides, partly because they are dedicated Chavistas, but also because few of the generals have managed to hide their loot somewhere safe abroad.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland poses for a family photo with her Lima Group counterparts. The group, which met in Ottawa in February and has recognized Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate president, called for a 'peaceful transition' of power. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

LONDON, U.K.—Back in early March, it seemed that both sides in Venezuela had decided a long, drawn-out crisis was better than a civil war. It appears that the leader of one side has now changed his mind.

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