The Crisis in Venezuela Hits another Transition Point: A Grim Fairytale of Sorts

Abstract:

This “essay – article” seeks to explore the status of the Venezuelan political crisis as it existed during the first part of August, 2017, placing it in historical context and in the context of New Latin American Constitutionalism, as well as exploring a little known domestic alternative to the principal protagonists, while very briefly observing its effect on neighboring Colombia.  Its conclusions are not promising.

Keywords: Venezuela, “sociopolitical crisis”, “New Latin American Constitutionalism”, “democratic socialism”, neoliberal, oligarch.

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