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Fabuloso Fabiana – Venezuelan Opposition Leader’s Wife Drums Up Support

The wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, Fabiana Rosales, has been captivating international audiences. The 26 year-old has been traveling to bolster support for Guaidó against current Venezuelan ruler Nicolas Maduro. She has visited Peru and Chile, and is currently in the United States to meet with Vice-President Pence, among others.

The United States is one of about 50 countries which recognizes Juan Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela and has been pressuring Maduro to leave office. The reign of Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has seen Venezuela devastated socially, economically, and politically. Chavez’s socialist “Bolivarian Revolution” has ruined the country, causing up to 3 million people to flee.

While Guaidó has increasingly been focused on domestic matters, Rosales has become the international face of opposition to Maduro. She has personally endured the trouble caused by the Bolivarian Revolution, so her opposition has greater impact as well as personal meaning. In fact, her father died of a heart attach in 2013 due to lack of medical treatment in the country. According to the AP, she is working towards the removal of Maduro because:

“I don’t want my daughter to grow up wanting to leave Venezuela,” she said, a reference to the roughly 3 million Venezuelans who have fled their country amid a collapsing economy, hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicines, and now blackouts.

Associated Press

In the mean-time, Russia has recently sent military advisors to Venezuela in a show of support for Maduro. The two countries have had close ties, as have Iran and Hezbollah with Venezuela. The country serves as a foot-hold for anti-American forces in Latin America, and Russia will be loathe to see it flip to a pro-American government. Meanwhile, the people of Venezuela continue to starve and struggle without power and clean water.

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