What next for Venezuela? Everything you need to know about the country with two presidents
The international community is not united behind Guaido.
Those still in support of Maduro’s presidency include; China, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Cuba, Bolivia and Nicaragua.
Moises Naim, a former Venezuelan minister now at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said via Twitter at the end of last week that this group should be referred to as the “autocrats’ alliance.”
Of those in support of Maduro, the EIU’s Freijedo said Russia and China are the “wildcards.”
“We see China unwilling to heavily bet against the U.S. and risk souring relations in the midst of trade negotiations. Similarly, we see Russia as more interested in dealing with its own sanctions and, unlike China, financially unable to bankroll the Venezuelan regime,” he said.