“After winning the Venezuelan presidential election in May of 2018, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in on January 10, 2019 to begin his second term in office. Then, on January 22, Juan Guaidó — a man whom 81% of Venezuelans had never heard of — suddenly declared himself “interim president” of the oil-rich Latin American nation. Although Guaidó did not run in any presidential election, American politicians and pundits quickly praised this brazen coup attempt, recognizing Guaidó’s claim to the Venezuelan presidency as “legitimate.” Since then, the Trump administration has increased economic sanctions and engaged in other regime-change efforts.
In lieu of simply writing an article on this topic, I decided to create a post that can be continuously updated as events unfold. The sources provided herein are separated by topic, and each category is arranged chronologically based on the publication date of the source material.”