The people of Venezuela have long been against the countries leadership, and there’s been efforts before to get rid of Manduro but none of them have been as successful as the one that’s currently ongoing.
It all began last night, a good bit of people had gathered throughout the streets of the states in the country, cars were lit on fire, police stations were burnt to the ground, and the people were angry.
But, since the sun has risen and more people have waken up it’s gotten drastically more intense. The United States was the first country to recognize the countries opposition party leader as the Interim President of Venezuela. I’ll have a full list of countries in support/not in support of the change later.
The United States, in a statement by the President of the United States made it clear that the country supports the opposition party leader, Juan Guaido. The Vice President stated on Twitter, “To @JGuaido & the people of Venezuela: America stands with you & we will continue to stand with you until #Libertad is restored!”
As of writing this post, January 23rd, 2019 at 5:18 PM this is the following list of countries that are in favor of Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela
And the list of countries that are in favor of Nicolas Maduro as President of Venezuela are
As of right now France and Spain have been silent on whether or not they support Maduro or Guaido, but it’s believed we’ll know shortly what side the two countries are on. President Macron was discussing the topic with his European allies via a phone call just a little bit ago.
Russia has always been a very interesting country for this debate, considering Putin and Maduro have long discussed the establishment of a Russian nuclear bomber base in the country. If Maduro is ousted, it’s entirely likely that the President of Russia will not get his nuclear bomber base as he once wanted.
As a response to the United States favoring Guaido as the President of Venezuela, Maduro stated that all American citizens need to leave the country within 72 hours and that he was severing all ties with the country.
However, shortly after Maduro made that statement from the balcony of his residence, Guaido released a statement on Twitter essentially telling the United States to ignore the demands of Maduro and to remain in the country, along with a statement that the United States and Venezuela will remain close.
My question is, will the United States actually defy Maduro, and essentially call his bluff? I suppose it’ll only be done if the United States can verify that the military in the country is backing Guadio. If they’re backing Maduro heavily the United States will still likely pull out their people from the country, out of an abundance of caution.
I’ll be updating my page as best as possible over the next few days with updates regarding developments in the country. While I’ve still got you here, thank you so much for 7.7k followers! It’s amazing to see this account grow in the ways it’s grown recently, it’s truly fantastic.
“Featured Image” shows marches in one of the streets in Merida, Venezuela. Image is courtesy of @ThomasVLinge on Twitter.