Luis Almagro: A courageous voice on Venezuela

June 3, 2016 10:01 AM

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Luis Almagro: A courageous voice on Venezuela

AS VENEZUELA has plunged into economic chaos and a humanitarian crisis, its hemispheric neighbors, including the United States, have mostly looked the other way. Fecklessly, they propose “dialogue” between the regime of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition, ignoring the government’s blatant violations of constitutional and democratic order and its longstanding refusal to negotiate seriously.

The remarkable exception to this dismal diplomatic record has been Luis Almagro, the secretary general of the Organization of American States. Since taking office a year ago, the former Uruguayan foreign minister has revived the once-moribund regional organization by becoming an eloquent advocate fo...

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