Risk of a 'Caribbean Syria' All Eyes on the Army in Venezuela Power Struggle

With support from Washington, Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó has declared himself the country's new president. Ultimately, though, the military will determine the outcome of his power struggle with incumbent Nicolás Maduro.
Self-appointed Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó

Self-appointed Venezuelan President Juan Guaidó

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Riot police clash with anti-government demonstrators in the neighborhood of Los Mecedores, in Caracas, on Jan. 21, 2019.

Riot police clash with anti-government demonstrators in the neighborhood of Los Mecedores, in Caracas, on Jan. 21, 2019.

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