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How to ensure the new American approach in Venezuela has an impact

Frida Ghitis: The regime in Caracas is one of the most repressive and destabilizing on the planet. She says the U.S. has so far proved incapable of spurring change in Venezuela’s troubled oil-rich economy. Gadaffi: The Biden administration was right to seek a more effective course toward democratic transition. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Vice President Joe Biden have announced a new policy to give the regime economic breathing room and international legitimacy. The risk is high that Biden-style engagement will prove no more fruitful than Trump-style pressure, writes Julian Zelizer. It must be realistic about that risk and take steps to reduce it.