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What’s next for Venezuela after ‘attempted coup’?

President Nicolas Maduro vows to prosecute those behind dramatic attempt to remove him.

Venezuela‘s President Nicolas Maduro has claimed victory over what he calls an attempted coup.

Maduro is promising to prosecute those behind a dramatic attempt to remove him from office.

On Tuesday, opposition leader Juan Guaido called on the army to overthrow Maduro.

But by the end of the day, Guaido was in hiding and dozens of his supporters were injured in scuffles with security forces.

Both sides are urging Venezuelans to hold more protests.

Who’s backing them? And what’s next in this drawn-out political crisis?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Ramon Muchacho – Former mayor of Chacao District, an opposition stronghold in Caracas.

Paul Dobson – Journalist at

Tom Long – Professor of South American Politics at Warwick University, UK.