The prize is Venezuela’s military – and on Sunday both sides of the deepening crisis in Caracas worked to win it. Photo: Reuters

Venezuela rivals Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido fight for military’s backing in power struggle

  • Country’s military takes centre stage in global debate over who holds legitimate claim to power
Topic |   Venezuela

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The prize is Venezuela’s military – and on Sunday both sides of the deepening crisis in Caracas worked to win it. Photo: Reuters
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Military attaché at the Venezuelan Embassy in the US, Colonel Jose Luis Silva delivers a message in his office in Washington D.C., US, January 26, 2019, in this still image take from a video handout. Photo: Handout via Reuters

Venezuelan US defence attaché breaks with Maduro as diplomats leave

  • Defection triggered by US recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president
Topic |   Venezuela

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Military attaché at the Venezuelan Embassy in the US, Colonel Jose Luis Silva delivers a message in his office in Washington D.C., US, January 26, 2019, in this still image take from a video handout. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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