How Venezuela got here: a timeline of the political crisis

Reuters Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela Published: Jan 29, 2019, 03:48 PM(IST)

Venezuela plunged deeper into political turmoil this week when Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition-run congress, declared himself interim president, the boldest challenge to socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's rule in years. Below is a timeline on how Venezuela's political crisis has evolved since the death of socialist leader Hugo Chavez, against a backdrop of hyperinflationary economic collapse in the OPEC nation.

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