2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera says he agrees with Argentine President Mauricio Macri that the "corrupt dictatorship of Maduro has its days numbered".
Sources: ABC ES
Sources: ABC ES
President Sebastián Piñera receives the first dose of the Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine.
After Argentine President Mauricio Macri comes second in Argentina's primary elections, the country's peso loses 15% of its value against the US dollar.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri receives the U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who expresses full support from the U.S. for his re-election in the upcoming Argentine elections.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that the United States has "a blueprint" to recover Venezuela's economy if Nicolás Maduro leaves office as the nation's disputed President.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri issues a decree declaring Hezbollah a "terrorist organization".
A senior United States administration official says the U.S. is willing to meet with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to negotiate an exit to the crisis, as the U.S. military helps deliver aid to Venezuela.
A senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, reveals that the United States government is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela's military urging them to abandon Nicolás Maduro.
The Venezuelan National Guard blocks off a bridge on the Colombia–Venezuela border with a tanker truck. The Venezuelan opposition had been planning to use the bridge to bring humanitarian aid into the country, while President Nicolás Maduro has rejected foreign aid, saying "we're not a nation of beggars".
Reuters reports that Russian private military contractors belonging to the Wagner Group have flown into Venezuela to help guard President Nicolás Maduro, and that Russia supports Maduro's disputed government.
As Sebastián Piñera is inaugurated as the new President of Chile, a new earthquake —6.9 and 6.7 magnitude—strike 40 km west of Pichilemu.