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For the U.S., Venezuela Simmers on the Back Burner

Reggie Thompson
Latin America Analyst, Stratfor
Nov 9, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to members of the Constituent Assembly, the new, all-powerful body made up of Maduro supporters, in Caracas in August.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to members of the Constituent Assembly, the new, all-powerful body made up of Maduro supporters, in Caracas in August. Venezuela is in dire straits, but a direct intervention by the U.S. isn't in Washington's immediate interest.

The political, economic and humanitarian crises in the South American country are deepening by the day. But in the great scheme of things, Washington will find it hard to justify a direct intervention....

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