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Venezuela’s Guaido Calls For Daily Protests

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Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaido, has staged nationwide protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro (Reuters, AP News). Guaido assumed the interim presidency in January declaring Maduro’s re-election as a fraud (Reuters). Following the resignation of Evo Morales in Bolivia, Guaido alongside the opposition have staged frequent demonstrations to instill pressure on Maduro (El […]

Russia Sends Troops to Venezuela

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Russian military planes landed near Caracas, Venezuela on Saturday and reports claim they were carrying dozens of troops and a large amount of equipment (BBC). Russia’s Sputnik news agency reported the planes were sent to “fulfill technical military contracts,” (BBC). However, the US and other countries are questioning if this act is legitimate. Opposition leader […]

Venezuelan Power Struggle

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The Venezuelan government is facing a power struggle after opposition leader, Juan Guaido, declared himself “interim president” of Venezuela on January 23, 2019 (Venezuela Analysis). This followed the re-election of President Nicolás Maduro, where allegations of vote-buying began spreading (Reuters). The United States (US), Canadian, Brazilian, Argentinean, and Colombian governments have all recognized Guaido has […]