With a fire causing new damage to a power plant in
Bolívar State, President Nicolás Maduro states the power outages are "caused by U.S.-backed sabotage"; Guaidó says the outages are due to Maduro government "corruption and mismanagement".
Thousands of activists have gathered across Venezuela to protest against a nationwide blackout, shortages of basic necessities and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
2019-03-11 Partially-recognized Venezuelan Acting President Juan Guaidó says the country has "truly collapsed already", while accusing the Nicolás Maduro-led government of murdering 17 people during the ongoing nationwide power blackout. Context: Crisis in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro
2019-02-22 In response to the concert, Nicolás Maduro announces a rival concert on the Venezuelan side of the border, and state-owned Venezolana de Televisión reports 150 artists will participate, but no artists are signed. Context: Crisis in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro
2019-02-2 Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro supports a proposal by the 2017 Constituent National Assembly to hold early legislative elections, which is seen as an attempt to eliminate the threat posed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence tells a Florida rally that the time for dialogue "had ended" and "all options were on the table." Context: Crisis in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro
2019-01-4 The Lima Group announces that from January 10, 2019, the government of Nicolás Maduro will no longer be recognized by the governments which compose the multilateral body. Context: Crisis in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro
2019-01-10 Nicolás Maduro is sworn in for his second term as President of Venezuela amid widespread condemnation over his election as "illegitimate". Context: Crisis in Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro