World May 04

Key role of Venezuelan military in crisis takes center stage

The critical role of the Venezuelan military in the country’s crisis was on display Saturday as President Nicolás Maduro sought to keep its support and opposition leader Juan Guaidó tried to woo the armed forces to his side.

World May 01

Supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, chant slogans as they take part in a rally against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and to commemorate May Day in Caracas Venezuela, May 1, 2019. Photo by Manaure Quintero/Reuters
As new protests loom, was Venezuela opposition outplayed?

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó stunned the nation Tuesday when he appeared on a video urging troops to abandon Maduro and join those clamoring for the socialist leader's ouster. But while the call to action spurred protests around the nation, only…

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