Guaido vs Maduro: Who is backing whom in Venezuela?
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is attempting to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. In January he invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency, arguing that Maduro's re-election in 2018 was illegitimate. On Tuesday Guaido...more
GUAIDO: The United States recognized Guaido shortly after he assumed the interim presidency and has been one of his most vocal international supporters. The conservative administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has imposed a raft of sanctions in...more
MADURO: Russia, a major investor in Venezuela's oil industry and lender of last resort, has stood by Maduro and criticized U.S. interference. The Kremlin has supplied weapons and sent nearly 100 military personnel to Caracas. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
GUAIDO: Brazil, South America's largest country and Venezuela's neighbor, has given its full backing to Guaido under new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro (L), describing Maduro as a dictator. The government says it has not considered military...more
MADURO: The top brass of Venezuela's military has shown no sign of leaving Maduro's side, although there have been some low-level defections. Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino (R) said on Tuesday that the armed forces would continue to defend the...more
GUAIDO: There are signs that Venezuelan military defections may be rising, with increasing numbers deserting and arriving in Colombia and Brazil. Pictured: Members of Venezuela's National Guard who defected to Brazil show their military IDs near the...more
MADURO: China, also a significant creditor to the indebted government, has backed Maduro and in recent weeks offered help with medicine and the power supply after a series of blackouts. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
GUAIDO: Most other major South American governments, led by centrist or right-leaning heads of state, have backed Guaido, including Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Peru. Pictured: Guaido and Colombia's President Ivan Duque (R) gesture after a meeting...more
MADURO: Turkey has repeatedly voiced support for Maduro and said Guaido's call for an uprising was a challenge to the constitutional order. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
GUAIDO: Britain, Germany, France and Spain and more than a dozen other members of the European Union recognized Guaido in a coordinated action in February. The EU has emphasized that it wants a political solution to the crisis rather than a military...more
MADURO: Some left-leaning Latin American governments, including Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua, continue to back Maduro. Havana's support for Caracas led Washington to ratchet up sanctions against it. Pictured: Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (R)...more
MADURO: Iran has voiced support for Maduro and criticized U.S. sanctions against his government. Earlier this month, a delegation visited the country to discuss opening a new flight route at a time when many airlines have stopped flying to...more
MADURO: Mexico, where leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (2nd R) took office last year, has dropped the previous government's opposition to Maduro and urged dialog. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
MADURO: The Venezuelan Supreme Court, stacked with Maduro loyalists, has remained solidly behind the socialist leader, ruling in January that all actions taken by the congress - led by Guaido - are null and void. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
MADURO: State oil company PDVSA, which accounts for most of Venezuela's export earnings and is also led by Maduro appointees, has stood by the socialist president. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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