Staffan’s blog

Now is the fate of Venezuela determined

July 19, 2019

The next few weeks may determine the fate of Venezuela Negotiations are going on right now between two political forces, with Norway as mediator. On the one hand the regime of disputed president Nicolás Maduro, who largely has control over the state authorities. On the other, representatives of the opposition, led by the president of…

Maduro och Guaidó

It is right – but not without risks – to support Guaidó

February 4, 2019

The political situation in Venezuela hangs in the balance. On the one side, president Maduro, who has assumed the presidency for another period of six years, after a strongly questioned election in May last year, when the leading opposition candidates were prevented from participating. On the other side the young speaker of the National Assembly…

A new year’s wish for Venezuela

December 30, 2018

Of all the world’s troubled spots, I feel particularly close to one: Venezuela. There I have lived and worked, and since that period ended, I keep in touch and follow developments. Will 2019 be the year when the crisis in Venezuela culminates?  In my blog I have written earlier (on the Swedish page) about the…