Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-run congress, looks down and holds up his hand during his symbolic swearing-in as interim president of Venezuela on a stage during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Guaido declared himself interim president. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-run congress, looks down and holds up his hand during his symbolic swearing-in as interim president of Venezuela on a stage during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Guaido declared himself interim president. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Fernando Llano AP
Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-run congress, looks down and holds up his hand during his symbolic swearing-in as interim president of Venezuela on a stage during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. Guaido declared himself interim president. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Fernando Llano AP

Award-winning columnist Fabiola Santiago has been writing about all things Miami since 1980, when the Mariel boatlift became her first front-page story. A Cuban refugee child of the Freedom Flights, she’s also the author of essays, short fiction, and the novel “Reclaiming Paris.”