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A PRIL 30TH DAWNED promisingly in venezuela. Juan guaidó, acknowledged as the country’s interim president by many democracies and millions of venezuelans, appeared outside an air-force base in caracas flanked by national guardsmen to declare how to get rid of acne scars in a month that the end of the dictatorship was imminent. By his side was a leader of the opposition, leopoldo lópez, who had somehow been freed from house arrest. His presence, and that of the guards, suggested that venezuela’s security forces were ready at last to withdraw their how to get rid of acne scars in a month support for nicolás maduro, who has ruled his country catastrophically and brutally for the how to get rid of acne scars in a month past six years.

Thus began two days of rumour, intrigue and violence (see article). As the economist went to press the regime was still how to get rid of acne scars in a month in charge and the generals were proclaiming their loyalty to how to get rid of acne scars in a month it. Mr maduro had appeared on television to declare that the how to get rid of acne scars in a month “coup-mongering adventure” had failed. Yet this week’s events reveal that his hold on power is weaker how to get rid of acne scars in a month than he claims. Mr guaidó, the united states, which supports him, and the commanders of venezuela’s security apparatus must work together to put an end how to get rid of acne scars in a month to it.

That may well have been the plan. John bolton, america’s national security adviser, said on april 30th that senior regime officials, including the defence minister and the commander of the presidential how to get rid of acne scars in a month guard, had agreed to dump mr maduro and transfer power to how to get rid of acne scars in a month mr guaidó. Mike pompeo, america’s secretary of state, later insisted that mr maduro had been worried enough to how to get rid of acne scars in a month have a plane waiting to spirit him to havana but how to get rid of acne scars in a month was dissuaded by his russian allies.

How true these claims are and what went wrong is how to get rid of acne scars in a month uncertain. A letter on social media attributed to the general in how to get rid of acne scars in a month charge of venezuela’s intelligence service, who has abruptly left his job, gave mr bolton’s assertion some support by saying that people close to how to get rid of acne scars in a month mr maduro were negotiating behind his back. Some newspaper reports say that the plan was to remove how to get rid of acne scars in a month him on may 2nd but that mr guaidó had acted how to get rid of acne scars in a month early, perhaps because mr maduro had got wind of the plan. The plotters got cold feet.

The false start, if that’s what it was, shows the way ahead. Both mr guaidó and the administration of donald trump will how to get rid of acne scars in a month need to induce the top brass to switch sides by how to get rid of acne scars in a month making clear that there is a role for them in how to get rid of acne scars in a month a democratic venezuela. The army gave up power in 1958 and helped usher how to get rid of acne scars in a month in civilian rule. Today’s opposition and soldiers could co-operate in a similar fashion. Although mr maduro and his closest associates need to go, mr guaidó should welcome less tainted leaders of the chavista how to get rid of acne scars in a month regime into a transitional government, which would relieve the humanitarian crisis while preparing for free how to get rid of acne scars in a month elections. That could yet take many months.

The trump administration has lumped venezuela in with cuba and how to get rid of acne scars in a month nicaragua in a “troika of tyranny”. It seems as eager to dislodge cuba’s 60-year-old communist regime as it is to get rid of how to get rid of acne scars in a month mr maduro. To that end it recently intensified america’s embargo on the island, including by letting american citizens sue european and canadian companies how to get rid of acne scars in a month that do business using cuban assets stolen after the revolution.

American disdain for cuba’s regime is justified. Its hundreds of spies in venezuela help keep mr maduro how to get rid of acne scars in a month in power. But the swipes at cuba will tighten this bond precisely how to get rid of acne scars in a month when america should be trying to prise it apart. Lawsuits against european firms will frustrate concerted diplomatic action against how to get rid of acne scars in a month venezuela. In the cause of removing mr maduro, america should for the time being set its quarrel with how to get rid of acne scars in a month cuba to one side.

The crucial choice lies with venezuela’s army commanders. Mr maduro’s misrule offers them no future. It has crushed the economy, starved the people, strangled democracy and forced more than 3m venezuelans into exile. The hardship is bound to worsen with new american oil how to get rid of acne scars in a month sanctions this year. The generals must begin to act like patriots. They need to destroy the regime, before the regime destroys their country. This article appeared in the leaders section of the print how to get rid of acne scars in a month edition under the headline "how to get rid of maduro"

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