Soccer has become the latest target for Venezuela's beleaguered political opposition as it tries to use the World Cup craze to keep pressure on embattled President Nicolás Maduro.
Aid may help – like the recently proposed White House plan to invest millions in security and development in the region – but it's not a solution to the long-brewing crisis.
Mexico soccer fans regularly chant a homophobic slur during opposition goal kicks. Fans of El Tri – along with Brazil, Croatia, and Russia – are now under investigation by FIFA.
Venezuela has been rocked by more than four months of anti-government protests and violent police crackdown. Dozens of Venezuelans have died and thousands have been arrested. But resolving the crisis still seems out of reach. Here are six perspectives on Venezuela's search for a peaceful path forward.