Why Venezuela matters to the US… and vice versa Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó has dismissed warnings from President Nicolás Maduro the country’s political crisis could spark civil war. Mr Guaidó has declared himself interim president and won support from major powers including the US. Mr Maduro said that whether there was war would depend on the “madness” of the US and its allies. But Mr Guaidó rubbished the suggestion as an “invention” of his presidential rival. Who is supporting whom in Venezuela? Why Venezuela’s military backs Maduro Pressure grew on Mr Maduro on Monday when more than half of the countries which make up the European Union said they recognised Mr Guaidó as interim leader. It follows the rejection of of a deadline set by the UK, France, Germany, Spain and others for President Maduro to call new elections. He was sworn in last month for a second […]