25 Jan 2019

Former Chavez adviser Eva Golinger: ‘It’s no surprise to me that Maduro is digging in deeper’

Tonight Venezuela still has two presidents. Opposition leader Juan Guaido, backed by the US, who declared himself interim president earlier this week, has called for further protests and for the military to join him. The embattled President Nicholas Maduro, backed by the Russians, said he would defeat what he described as a coup to install a puppet regime.

The UN human rights chief says at least 20 people may have died in this week’s protests, warning the situation could “rapidly spiral out of control”. Eva Golinger, a Venezuelan-American lawyer and writer, who served as an adviser to Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez, gives her view.