Friday, July 28, 2017 Venezuela: a catastrophic gridlockBy Pablo StefanoniFor the HeraldIf some form of agreement between the sectors does not emerge, the future could not be darkerThe crisis hitting Venezuela does not seem to offer any easy way out. If Nicolás Maduro won narrowly in 2013, his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) suffered a stunning defeat. But it is not clear whether Maduro today is strong enough to make very radical changes. Perhaps other Latin American governments could contribute to that instead of joining the generalised hysteria regarding Venezuela. And so there is a catastrophic gridlock.