Venezuela National Guard vehicle runs over protesters, April 30, 2019
On Tuesday, Juan Guaidó, the President of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared the “last phase” of protests to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power and called on the military to join a peaceful uprising.
The day ended inconclusively, with Maduro declaring that a “coup” had been foiled and Guaidó calling for more protests on Wednesday
Many reports have portrayed the crisis as one between Maduro and a Trump Administration seeking his removal, but much more — notably local and regional dynamics — are needed to consider the situation.
I offered an analysis to Monocle 24’s The Briefing on Wednesday, with consideration of the near-future and a possible alternative to a “coup or Maduro” confrontation.
Listen from 0:58: