Juan Guaidó said he left Venezuela because his family was threatened. PHOTO: GABY ORAA/REUTERS

Juan Guaidó hadattempted to set up in Venezuela a parallel government to that autocratic President, Nicolas Maduro. It fell apart for reasons both external and internal leading to further fractures in Venezuela’s opposition.

The WSJ’s Juan Forero has the story of the circuitous exodus through Bogota to Miami. Armando Ribas, a Cuban exile who became a legislator in Argentina, and I travelled in Venezuela years ago. Armando worried then disunity in the opposition would lengthen the time to recover genuine democracy. Among the many Cuban exiles in Caracas his message resonated.

Armando Ribas 1932-2020