Journalist Lucas Koerner joins News.Views.Hughes from Venezuela to discuss the reality of life for ordinary Venezuelans. Will the recently imposed sanctions that are pushing the country deeper into poverty force a civil war? Koerner explains that more than half of the people are independents, suggesting that everyday Venezuelans care less about who controls the presidency than resolving the country’s tangible problems. He also discusses the infamous career of Elliot Abrams, current US envoy to Venezuela, and why this makes Caracas view US humanitarian aid with suspicion.
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