From Egypt, where the nation’s first democratically-elected president Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi was toppled in July by the army, to Ukraine where Viktor Yanukovych, brought to power in 2010 polls, fled his post after months of street protests, the US has had to fine-tune its response.
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This olive branch came even though Venezuela last week announced the expulsion of three US diplomats on grounds they were conspiring with student protesters.
The risk of violence is high as a march of pro-government “Chavista women” is also scheduled for Saturday in Caracas.
Henrique Capriles accepted Sunday the nomination of the main opposition coalition for the April 14 election