Venezuela's rebellion failed because of Guaido's negotiations: O'Grady

Channel: Fox Business
Published: 05/07/2019

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Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady on the turmoil in Venezuela. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — the business capital of the wo...



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Hard to come to. so we're down 300. >. Look at this headline from the `` journal. ' venezuela's rebellion that wasn't. that was written by mary, anastasia o'grady, who joins us now. that failed rebellion by any other name. It failed. the overthrow of maduro. Last week failed yes. , but what i was saying in my column was the news: wasn't all good for the dictator.

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people in his inner circle who were negotiating with the opposition to basically unseat him. Get rid of him then put together, something that would open the way to new elections. The reason it failed, i think, is because these people he's negotiating with are criminals. They have beenpracticing criminality, not only human rights violations, but stealing a lot of money and they want some kind of guarantees in this transition that will protect them and, i think, protect the structure of the military that they run right now. So it's very tough to meet their demands and still move on to a democracy. That'S one of the reasons this failed. I think the big reason. stuart.

Why do you say that maduro had better sleep with one eye open, ? I think he should also get a food taster by the way. , because what happened here was you had the head of the military --? Well, the secretary of defense, minister of defense, a guy called vladimirpedrino and he was one of the key players negotiating with the opposition. Basically, what you see here is all these guys, the head of the regime supreme court, this guy another guy who was running intelligence who actually did defect. They were all talking to the opposition yeah. We got to get rid of this guy. , so they are open to that possibility and if the opposition ever hits their bid gives them something they want. They are happy to throw maduro overboard. I think that's what we learned last week. stuart. I don't want to throw a curve at you, because you may know nothing about this and i really don't want to do that.

But i reada report somewhere yesterday that maduro had been invited to an economic conference in russia next month. That being the case and if he went that's a way of getting him out and let the russians take care of him. , i'm sorry. I can't remember where that report came from, but i heard it. you bring up a couple of good points. number one. I would find it strange for him to leave the country at this time. I see your point. , but the second point, which i think is the more important worng onrng one g. The main reason this failed is because these bad guys, these criminals have the backing of cuba, russia and iran.

You know ifyou think about what happened in eastern europe. People say: well, you had a transition to democracy there. Yes, but the sugar daddy fell. The soviet union fell and that opened the opportunity for people inside the country to come to an agreement and do this transition. I think that the u. s. 's number one objective has to be to get cuba out of venezuela. work on that more than working on some kind of an agreement in venezuela. Because if you work on an agreement in venezuela when the bad guys still have cuban and russian backing, you are going to end up right back where you are. Even if you get rid of maduro.



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