Annette Idler

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A demonstrator throws stones at riot policemen during an anti-government protest in eastern Caracas, Venezuela in 2014. Upheaval in the troubled country could impact regional stability and Colombia’s fragile peace, and encourage the global expansion of transnational organized criminal and terrorist networks. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela seems locked in a downward political and economic spiral. But what happens in Venezuela has far broader implications for international security.

“Here you must not speak badly about Chávez” — this was the message on banners at the Colombia-Venezuela border bridge I crossed recently on a research trip. It was just one of the signs of the exponential jump in authoritarianism in Venezuela, and the continued unraveling of the regime.

Last Saturday, Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega, a critic of the government of President Nicolás Maduro, was dismissed. On Sunday, a military uprising left one dead and several injured, then other military dissidents used social media to call for other soldiers to disobey the president.…  Seguir leyendo »