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Senior Fellow James Boughton offered his comments to Thomson Reuters on Venezuela's head of state Juan Guaido's request to the UN to assist with the country's humanitarian crisis:

" It is not obvious what the UN is going to do, much less what the IMF would do," said James Boughton, the IMF's former historian, now at the Center for International Governance Innovation.

"It would be up to a member country to request the acknowledgement of a new government, in this case it would come from the U.S.," said Boughton.

When that happens, "then it is just a question of a simple majority decision by the...

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