The Heat: Venezuela crisis

The Heat

Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro is facing challenges on multiple fronts, including massive anti-government demonstrations, the defection of a top general and a growing list of countries calling for new elections or for him to step aside.

Juan Guaidó, who heads the opposition-controlled National Assembly, has won the backing of the United States and a host of other nations since declaring Maduro “illegitimate” and himself interim president.

CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas.
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To discuss:

  • Max Blumenthal is a bestselling author, journalist and the founder and editor of
  • Maria Elvira Salazar is an award-winning journalist.
  • Francisco Marquez is a Venezuelan lawyer and activist, imprisoned by the Maduro government and currently serves as the chief of staff to Carlos VecchioJuan Guaido’s representative to the United States.
  • Rey Gomez is a TeleSur news anchor.

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