Last week, as Venezuela’s political crisis was stoking fears of bloody clashes between the opposition, security forces and armed pro-government supporters, Nicolás Maduro dedicated a song, “You’re crazy, crazy and I’m chill”, to his political foes on his new salsa radio show. “Gosh, Maduro is just hopeless,” said Henrique Capriles, the former presidential candidate,

who was convincing the opposition coalition to call off a march on the presidential palace and delay a parliamentary trial against the president in order to allow Vatican-mediated talks. The moderate opposition leader spearheaded a campaign for a referendum, allowed under the constitution, to oust the president, which the government-controlled electoral authority has quashed. He admits he may not be chilled but says he is not crazy. READ MORE