Britain, France and Spain are among some of the leading European countries that have come out in support of Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. The United States has been mounting diplomatic and economic pressure in favour of the opposition leader since the beginning.
Canada has just announced $53m aid to Venezuela and a host of Latin American countries are also backing Guaido. Mexico and Uruguay still recognise President Nicolas Maduro’s leadership “for now” and have offered to mediate. His ideological allies Bolivia, Cuba and Nicaragua say they remain committed to him.
Russia, an old ally of the country, which has poured billions of dollars of investments and loans, has rejected what it calls European interference in Venezuela. China and Turkey are also supporting Maduro.