Since the beginning of the year, Venezuelans have faced a unique situation: Opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the legitimate president of the country and was recognized as such by roughly 50 nations.
But Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is still in charge, despite international pressure – especially from the United States, which imposed severe economic sanctions this month.
From Caracas, CGTN’s Stephen Gibbs reports.
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- Paula Garcia Tufro is the deputy director of the Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council.
- Max Blumenthal is a journalist and author.
- Edgardo Lander is retired professor of sociology from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
- Ramon Muchacho is a former Venezuelan politician.
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