Yesterday on WBEZ Chicago WOLA Senior Fellow David Smilde participated in the interview “Conditions In Venezuela Are Rapidly Deteriorating“. He focuses on the magnitude of the migration crisis and the extreme shortages of food and medicine that have forced Venezuelans to flee. Smilde touches on Venezuela’s debt, inflation, and their growing relationship with Russia and China. He finally discusses the upcoming elections and the fine line that the Maduro regime is maintaining in order to create the appearance of free and fair elections, while also manipulating the electoral conditions to ensure they do not lose power.