Alex Moldovan is a freelance analyst based in Toronto, Canada. He is currently a doctoral student at York University focusing on social movements and security in Latin America. He has previously written for Open Democracy and Globalizations.
The recent regional elections were billed as a test for the beginning of the end of a years-long political stalemate.
Cubans are tired of their deteriorating economic situation, featuring daily power cuts, shortages of food and medicine, and a record spike in pandemic cases.
By cracking down on FARC dissidents, Caracas aims to co-opt the guerrillas as loyalist proxies it can wield as a foreign policy tool.
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