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Venezuela: Political Crisis and U.S. Policy [Updated June 10, 2020]   [open pdf - 443KB]

From the Document: "Venezuela remains in a deep crisis under the authoritarian rule of Nicolás Maduro of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). On January 10, 2019, Maduro began a second term that most Venezuelans and much of the international community consider illegitimate. Congress has enacted legislation affecting U.S. policy on Venezuela, appropriated foreign assistance to support the people of Venezuela and to address the regional migration crisis, and held oversight hearings on U.S. policy toward Venezuela. Since January 2019, Juan Guaidó, president of Venezuela's democratically elected, opposition-controlled National Assembly, has sought to form a transition government to serve until internationally observed elections can be held. The United States and 57 other countries recognize Guaidó as interim president. In early 2020, Guaidó completed an international tour during which he met with President Trump. Thus far, he has proved unable to harness that international support to dislodge Maduro from power."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10230
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2020-06-10
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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