What happens in Venezuela is largely up to its citizens. But the WSJ editors report that the Organization of American States (OAS) and The Donald are trying to make it easier for those folks. First the OAS:
The Organization of American States voted 19-4 on Tuesday for a resolution to suspend Venezuela as a member for its violations of democracy and human rights. The vote reflects shared horror over Venezuelan atrocities against its own people, fear of an exploding migration crisis and a notable shift in the region toward center-right governments willing to defend liberty.
And then The Donald:
The U.S. is also playing an important role in building regional consensus on Venezuela after eight years of abdication under Barack Obama. Venezuela bullies its neighbors, and many countries haven’t been willing to oppose Caracas and its handlers in Havana without assurances that the U.S. would back them up.
We agree that the previous administration harmed Venezuela but no US administration can fix Venezuela. What it can do is increase the probability that Venezuela can fix itself.
It doesn’t mean that the hell that is Venezuela is going to end soon. It doesn’t mean that it will be easy. It doesn’t mean that Venezuela will ever recover its freedom. But it does mean that Venezuela has a chance to escape socialism. We hope it does.