Patience is one attribute missing in much of America's foreign policy decisions. In the case of Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro, who is trying to install himself as a dictator, a little patience could solve the problem. 

Raids against the Maduro regime will be futile as long as the heavy Cuban influence in Venezuela dating back decades is in place.

Luisa Ortega Diaz was an ardent Chavista in Venezuela.. She became an embarrassment and is now gone.

The United States is helping squeeze Venezuela's rulers, and Venezuela's future could be bright once the blight of Maduro and his Chavism has been removed, if Maduro is not succeeded by another Marxist.

With the phony election in Venezuela now history, the conflict in that country enters a "new stage."

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