US-British sanctions and pressure are unlikely to destabilize President Maduro in Venezuela

Increased international pressure

Increased international pressure on Maduro, with the UK ruling against his access to Venezuela’s gold bullion and with US efforts to hamper the arrival of Iranian oil, will not destabilize the president in the short term.

While the emboldened president of Venezuela has been stung by the recent court ruling in Britain, Nicolas Maduro is enjoying a position of strength at home. Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido continues to lose popular support, with only 20 percent of Venezuelans polled believing that a change of government is possible. This is down from 63 percent 14 months ago.

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