Protests in Venezuela
• Protests in Venezuela
On January 21, Venezuela began mass protests against incumbent President Nicolas Maduro. Starving the people to the barricades, police fecal throws bombs and calls for the resignation of the president.
As is usually the case, the wave of protests immediately found a man ready to take power into their own hands. This opposition Speaker of Parliament of Venezuela Juan Guaido 23 January, he declared himself interim head of state. US immediately declared recognition Guaido. Maduro called himself a constitutional president, and head of the opposition parliament - "US puppet".
It was he, Juan Guaido.
What are US interests? Yes very simple ...
"That is the plan ... you know, that as a political opposition in Venezuela and the US, ultimately financial interests. They want to run hand in Venezuelan wealth, as well as in assets abroad, first of all, it concerns the Venezuelan oil, the largest reserves on the planet "
What are the interests of Russia? Lost Venezuela as a geopolitical ally, Russia could lose access to the largest reserves of "black gold" in the world and there the gas fields.
In any case, normal people just will not give up power: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he would not leave his post before the expiry of the period laid him in 2025.
Russia supported Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela.
Nicolas Maduro and a rally in his support, 23 January 2019.
The extraordinary presidential elections in Venezuela were held in May 2018. The winner was Nicolas Maduro, who collected almost 68% of the vote. January 10 held its inauguration.
In October 2018 country's GDP fell by 18%. The Venezuelan Government has reported inflation in 1 700 000%! at the end of 2018. IMF: inflation in Venezuela could reach 10 million in 2019%.
The clashes in Caracas, January 23, 2019