The pro-democracy rebels who want Trump back

The former president didn’t do enough to force Maduro out but he did put Hugo Chávez’s successor under pressure. Biden—by contrast—seems happy to largely ignore him, although the Trump-era sanctions on Venezuela remain in place.

“It feels like Biden represents never-ending dialogs, bureaucratic committees and special envoys,” a former aide to opposition leader Juan Guaidó told The Daily Beast. “It creates this uneasy feeling that Maduro is here to stay, not a guy to be hunted down, but a counterpart for a talk.”

Trump’s toughness on Maduro, which included a $15 million bounty the former president put on his head a year ago, won him a legion of fans in Venezuela. The most ardent of those call themselves magazolanos in tribute to Trump’s Make America Great Again slogan.