The political crisis in Venezuela has been aggravating for the past 5 years; the economic imbalance has increased the chances of social disintegration while government focuses on holding to power. The institutional deterioration provides forms of control consistent with the authoritarian model in detriment of the values and principles of a democracy that was once a model for stability in Latin America.
Puerta Riera, M. (2017). Venezuela: The Decline of a Democracy. Development (Basingstoke), 60(3–4), 174–179. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41301-018-0157-6