Today the New York Times published my op ed “Chavismo Full Circle.” The original version contained some criticism of the opposition. But when I was asked to reduce it by 250 words I focused it simply on Chavismo. The 800 lb gorilla in Venezuela right now is the government. It has blatantly violated the rules of the game. The opposition’s coordination failures pail in comparison.

New York Times Español did translate the full version. Here it is.

Special thanks to Boris Muñoz for asking me to write the piece and seeing it to print.