In this piece for World Politics Review, WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde reviews increased international pressures placed on the Venezuelan government, which have resulted in a surge in opposition activity. At the end of March, Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, began an international discussion of Venezuelan democracy, leading to pressures brought by OAS member states. The result has led to a more organized opposition movement with reasonable demands: respect for the democratically elected National Assembly and an electoral calendar. While it is unclear what will unfold, the opposition is in a much better place to succeed moving forward.