Juan Guaidó, Venezuela's opposition leader, declared himself interim president amid nationwide protests earlier this week. The U.S. swiftly proclaimed its support for Guaidó over Venezuela's sitting president Nicolás Maduro. How did the country go from being Latin America’s richest nation and one of its longest-running democracies to total economic collapse and a failed state? Who is in charge? Will the escalating U.S.-Venezuela tensions have an impact on the oil prices? Which countries are supporting Guaidó and Maduro? All your questions answered here.
The citizens of Venezuela have suffered for too long at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime. Today, I have officially recognized the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. https://t.co/WItWPiG9jK
Today @POTUS announced the U.S. officially recognizes Juan Guaidó as the Interim President of Venezuela. To @JGuaido & the people of Venezuela: America stands with you & we will continue to stand with you until #Libertad is restored! https://t.co/4W3hlGplql