The Heat: Venezuela crisis

The Heat

Venezuela unrest

Venezuelan authorities said they are putting down what they call “a small coup attempt” after opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced his movement was in the “final phase” of ending President Nicolás Maduro’s rule.

In an early morning video, Guaidó said he had military support, a claim disputed by Maduro. Protesters supporting both sides have gathered in Caracas.

CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Francisco Dominguez is the head of Middlesex University’s Latin American Studies Research Group.
  • Jose Aristimuño served in the Obama administration and is currently the CEO of NOW Strategies.
  • Steve Ellner has written extensively about Latin American history and politics and is currently the associate managing editor of “Latin American Perspectives.”

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