Faced with economic and social collapse, Venezuela should end repressive policies

A LOT of people were caught off guard by the sudden announcement of rapprochement in U.S.-Cuban relations this month, but probably none more so than Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Mr. Maduro’s regime is a de facto satellite of Havana: Thousands of Cuban operatives are seeded in its security services and, in a deal that has long propped up the Castro regime, Venezuela supplies Cuba with 100,000 barrels of oil a day in exchange for the services of a few thousand doctors.