The inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro’s second term was surrounded by negative statements from neighboring countries. Roberto Santana, professor of History and International Relations of UERJ, spoke on the subject. He explained how looking beyond the West can help Venezuela to bypass the crisis and regional isolation. For Professor Roberto Santana the current crisis in Venezuela may have its beginning located in Maduro’s first electoral victory for the presidency in 2013. He points out that currently the opposition political forces in Venezuela do not recognize the electoral results that gave the victory to the Chavista as early as 2018. Opposition groups to Maduro say that the elections that guaranteed the second term to the Chavista were rigged. “This right-wing position is unfounded, because the Venezuelan Electoral Court also made the 2015 legislative election, in which the opposition was largely victorious. So there is an impression that the right-wing opposition…

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