Before reading the article:
On Jan. 10, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second term as the president of Venezuela. However, his re-election last year was widely denounced by other countries as fraudulent.
The article “Venezuela Is in Crisis. So How Did Maduro Secure a Second Term?” describes the current state of the country:
Daily life in Venezuela has become unrecognizable from what it was just a few years ago. Where once the government built homes, clinics and schools for the poor as part of its socialist policy, people now find themselves without the most basic necessities.
The country’s health system has collapsed, leaving many without access to lifesaving medicine. Hunger is common, and the shelves of grocery stores lie bare. And there is no sense conditions are improving. The International Monetary Fund anticipates that Venezuela’s inflation rate will reach 10 million percent in 2019, becoming one of the worst cases of hyperinflation in modern history.
On Wednesday, the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, swore himself in as interim president before thousands of anti-Maduro protesters. Watch this three-minute video on his rise from relative obscurity to self-declared president of Venezuela.
What do you imagine will be the consequences of Mr. Guaidó’s action? What questions do you have?
Now, read the article, “After U.S. Backs Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Leader, Maduro Cuts Ties” and answer the following questions:
1. How has Mr. Maduro responded to Mr. Guaidó declaring himself president? What is meant by his statement, “We do not want to return to the 20th century of gringo interventions and coups d’etats?”
2. What has been the U.S. government’s role in the unfolding events in Venezuela? How have President Trump and his administration reacted to Mr. Maduro’s threat of expulsion?
3. According to the article, why is American recognition of Mr. Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president more than a symbolic measure?
4. Why were antigovernment efforts in 2017 unsuccessful? Why do protesters believe there will be a different outcome this time?
5. What are some of the reasons for discontent throughout Venezuela? Why is Mr. Maduro losing some of his most reliable supporters?
6. Both Mr. Guaidó and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have appealed directly to the Venezuelan military and security forces. Why are the armed forces critical to determining next steps in this crisis?
Finally, tell us more about what you think:
— What is your reaction to recent events in Venezuela? What do you think will be the political outcome? Will President Maduro remain in power? Will Mr. Guaidó gain the presidency? With whom will the military align? Will the military shift its allegiances to Mr. Guaidó? Or will there be another military crackdown on the opposition? Will there be a peaceful and just resolution?
— Mr. Maduro connects recent U.S. rhetoric and actions to a tradition of American intervention in Latin America. How legitimate is this line of argument? Is it a diversion from the crisis?
— In September, The New York Times reported that the Trump administration conducted secret meetings with military officers in Venezuela to discuss overthrowing President Maduro. Earlier this week, Vice President Mike Pence publicly stated his “unwavering support” for the planned protests against Mr. Maduro. And now, President Trump has recognized Mr. Guaidó as the legitimate president of the country.
What should the foreign policy of the United States be in relation to Venezuela? Is it appropriate for the U.S. to try to influence another country’s political process? What are the possible dangers of this approach to foreign policy?
— If you were an adviser to President Trump, what would you recommend? Should the United States continue its support for the opposition leader? Should it stay neutral? Is there another option?B:
【楚】【天】【都】【市】【报】11【月】10【日】【讯】（【记】【者】【廖】【仕】【祺】 【通】【讯】【员】 【裴】【霓】【裳】）【以】【为】【自】【己】【只】【是】【近】【视】，【强】【强】（【化】【名】）【瞒】【下】【了】【自】【己】【的】【病】【情】，【结】【果】【在】【医】【院】【检】【查】【出】【青】【光】【眼】，【目】【前】【左】【眼】【失】【明】，【右】【眼】【只】【余】【二】【分】【之】【一】【视】【野】，【看】【人】、【看】【东】【西】，【只】【能】【看】【见】【中】【心】【部】【分】，【旁】【边】【的】【无】【论】【如】【何】【都】【看】【不】【到】。发财玄机图93期【王】【宝】【强】【这】【一】【路】【走】【来】【是】【很】【不】【容】【易】【的】，【他】【从】【一】【个】【横】【店】【的】【小】【群】【演】【变】【成】【如】【今】【的】【巨】【星】【经】【历】【了】【很】【多】【心】【酸】【的】【事】【情】。【好】【在】【他】【比】【较】【坚】【持】【自】【我】，【一】【点】【一】【点】【的】【朝】【着】【自】【己】【的】【梦】【想】【努】【力】。【成】【名】【之】【后】【的】【王】【宝】【强】【并】【没】【有】【很】【骄】【傲】，【他】【仍】【旧】【是】【非】【常】【的】【淡】【泊】【名】【利】，【诠】【释】【好】【自】【己】【的】【每】【一】【个】【角】【色】，【过】【好】【自】【己】【的】【生】【活】。
【第】【四】【百】【八】【十】【章】【再】【现】【狂】【刃】 【影】【枫】【老】【大】【的】【严】【厉】【斥】【喝】【终】【究】【还】【是】【让】**【停】【止】【了】【前】【进】，【他】【不】【甘】【心】【的】【问】【道】，“【影】【枫】【老】【大】，【难】【道】【你】【想】【见】【死】【不】【救】【么】！【虽】【然】【相】【处】【的】【时】【间】【不】【长】……【但】【是】【霹】【雳】【虎】【他】【们】……” “【谁】【说】【我】【见】【死】【不】【救】【了】。”【影】【枫】【打】【断】【了】**【的】【控】【诉】，【低】【声】【咒】【骂】【道】，“【现】【在】【用】【你】【那】【生】【锈】【的】【脑】【袋】【好】【好】【的】【想】【一】【想】，【那】【些】【家】【伙】【显】【然】【不】【是】【冲】【着】
“【你】【的】【意】【思】【是】【你】【寻】【思】【清】【晰】【啦】，【决】【定】【告】【诉】【孤】【嫔】【英】【的】【下】【掉】【啦】？” 【桓】【彻】【依】【旧】【捧】【着】【本】【书】，【神】【情】【如】【旧】【般】【地】【沉】【稳】，【瞧】【起】【来】【波】【澜】【不】【惊】【的】。【他】【的】【神】【态】【非】【常】【是】【端】【持】【着】。【余】【文】【若】【改】【变】【主】【意】【这】【事】【儿】【来】【的】【确】【实】【有】【些】【忽】【然】，【他】【恰】【在】【瞧】【书】，【并】【未】【当】【真】【她】【忽】【然】【改】【变】【主】【意】【是】【真】【心】【的】。 【因】【此】【此】【刻】【他】【的】【神】【态】【亦】【并】【未】【见】【的】【叁】【分】【仔】【细】，【但】【便】【是】【好】【奇】【她】【究】【竟】【对】【清】
【一】【位】【十】【阶】【大】【佬】【的】【熟】【人】。 【而】【且】【信】【息】【不】【明】，【与】【需】【要】【自】【己】【主】【动】【添】【加】【的】【不】【一】【样】，【她】【是】【找】【上】【门】【来】【的】。 【也】【就】【是】【说】【她】【有】【能】【够】【触】【及】【到】【聊】【天】【群】【的】【实】【力】。 【这】【种】【程】【度】【的】【能】【力】，【或】【许】【是】【九】【阶】【也】【说】【不】【定】。【至】【于】【为】【什】【么】【不】【猜】【十】【阶】——【想】【也】【知】【道】，【这】【聊】【天】【群】【不】【过】【是】【三】【个】【十】【阶】【遗】【留】【的】【力】【量】，【对】【方】【如】【果】【是】【十】【阶】【还】【需】【要】【申】【请】【才】【能】【进】【入】？ 【此】【刻】。