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Weekly Report - 07 February 2019 (WR-19-05)

VENEZUELA: All eyes on Cúcuta

The battle between Venezuela’s two presidents – the incumbent Nicolás Maduro and the challenger, Juan Guaidó – was this week playing out in various locations. The border crossing with Cúcuta in Colombia looked like being a key site in Guaidó’s plan to use humanitarian aid to accelerate Maduro’s downfall. Meanwhile diplomatic moves were focused on Montevideo, and the economic struggle over sanctions was in full swing in various financial centres. The streets of Caracas were for the moment, relatively quiet.

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