Latest from Francisco Toro

An all-encompassing nationwide blackout has brought the country to close to a standstill.

  • Mar 10, 2019

U.S. military action to destroy the Venezuelan military would be a catastrophe.

  • Feb 25, 2019

To understand why a leader would refuse humanitarian aid, you have to grasp the hostage-taking dynamics that now drive Venezuela’s crisis.

  • Feb 18, 2019

Omar, and all Americans rightly appalled by the use of such terror tactics, ought to be on the side of the victim's families.

  • Feb 14, 2019

Venezuelans are deeply inured to the Maduro regime’s propaganda lines. Americans need to play catch-up.

  • Feb 4, 2019

This isn’t about Trump, or U.S. imperialism. There’s no hands-off U.S. approach to a dictatorship that runs on the money you give it.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Venezuela has seen protests like these many times before, but this week’s were different.

  • Jan 23, 2019

Hungry for the automatic discipline of military hierarchy, populist leaders reliably break down the democratic norms needed to keep the military apolitical and under civilian control.

  • Jan 14, 2019

Bolivia’s democracy could take years to recover from Morales's stomach-churning move to hang on to power indefinitely.

  • Jan 4, 2019

Maduro is now a toxic brand in Venezuelan politics.

  • May 16, 2018
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