The eminent Diplomad has two must-reads on the benighted country:
Start with Venezuela: The Curtain Opens on the Penultimate Act and follow it with President Maduro: Can’t Even do Dictatorship Right . . .
Just a couple of days ago, I noted how Maduro had ordered his compliant Supreme Court to declare the Congress in contempt of the Constitution and had the judges strip the legislators of their powers and immunities, i.e., meaning they can be arrested at will for their words and deeds in Congress. In the wake of the domestic and international outrage this action provoked, Maduro “convinced” the Court to take another look. Like the obedient little worms they are, the judges nullified their own ruling. Maduro grandly declared “the crisis is over!”
Go read both in full.