Juan Guaido on Tuesday at 4AM, flanked by soldiers who had deserted the Venezuelan army, attempted what looked like one last roll of the dice in his bid to overthrow the Maduro government.
The 35-year-old politician has declared himself interim president but there is little sign that he is any closer to achieving his goal, even with the backing of the Trump administration.
The newly-elected leader is facing a coup attempt similar to the 2002 military intervention orchestrated by Washington against his predecessor Hugo Chavez. Here is a brief account of Maduro's time in power.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro aims to raise the number of militia members to three million by year-end from what he says was more than 2 million currently.
The US government has long supported the Venezuelan opposition over the ruling government, but its aggressive posture towards the Maduro presidency is taking tension to new heights.
Every option is on the table as two presidents fight for legitimacy in Venezuela.
From Hugo Chavez to Nicolas Maduro, the Bolivarian Revolution has influenced the political outlook of many Venezuelan politicians, inspiring them to take an anti-imperıalist stance.
The Venezuelan opposition, having boycotted presidential elections in 2018, is now seeking to garner support to overthrow President Maduro’s government.
The resource-rich Latin American country is at the centre of a political upheaval in which two governments are now recognised internationally. Will foreign intervention decide the fate of Venezuela?
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro begins a new six-year term. Opponents, at home and abroad, seek to weaken his rule.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza says "nothing or nobody will be able to prevent" the swearing in of President Nicolas Maduro on January 10, after the 14-member group, without Mexico, said it won't recognise Maduro's new government.
Cuba over the last 50 years has honed in on its medical expertise to be able to punch above its weight in the international arena and garner soft power.
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