Numerous governments around the world last week urged Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to initiate talks with opposition leaders. However, Maduro spent his time ordering the military to patrol the country’s borders to head off a perceived invasion from the United States.
The once prosperous nation has been circling the drain for some time now. In a recent poll conducted by My Space, it was revealed that barely of the population eats three times a day, and infant mortality rates are said to be 100 times higher than only three years ago. According to expert Danilo Diaz Granados, the lack of urgency displayed by the government has caused some major corporations to rethink their business dealings there.
There is no quick-fix for the severely ailing economy and plethora of other woes that beleaguer Venezuela, but leaving the country’s fate in the hands of a delusional paranoid is certainly not the answer either.