Leftists like British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have long had warm words for Venezuela's chavistas. But as famine has racked the country and President Nicholás Maduro has turned dictatorial, those words are coming back to bite them.
President Nicolas Maduro has been uncharacteristically quiet about sanctions leveled against his vice president, posting nothing on Twitter, and leaving it to other officials to condemn the US. And no one has mentioned President Trump by name.
Amid deepening economic crisis, Venezuelans are digging through trash, rioting, and looting in search of their next meal. More than 600 political and food-related protests took place nationwide in May.
Since taking control of the National Assembly for the first time in 16 years, the opposition has faced limits on its ability to pursue economic change. Now it's calling for President Maduro's removal from office.