Elected deputies in Venezuela vote for a President of the National Assembly, who may be able to claim the nation's Presidency.
Sources: Miami Herald
Sources: Miami Herald
In a case to decide who controls a $2 billion worth of gold from the Central Bank of Venezuela stored in the Bank of England, the High Court of Justice in London rules that the United Kingdom "unequivocally recognises Mr. Guaidó as President of Venezuela", refusing to give Nicolás Maduro access to the gold.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó accepts the resignations of his aides JJ Rendón and Sergio Vergara, over their roles in "Operation Gideon". Rendón and Vergara admitted signing a contract with Jordan Goudreau's Silvercorp USA in October 2019 to help remove Nicolás Maduro from office, and install Guaidó as President. [https:--www.bloomberg.com-news-articles-2020-05-11-guaido-aides-resign-posts-after-botched-invasion-of-venezuela (Bloomberg)]Venezuelan presidential crisis
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Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó formally requests help from the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for "strategic and operational planning" against the government of Nicolás Maduro.
The Nicolás Maduro-aligned Constituent National Assembly formally strips opposition leader and National Assembly President Juan Guaidó of his immunity from prosecution, potentially paving the way for his arrest.
Venezuelan state comptroller Elvis Amoroso announces that opposition leader Juan Guaidó is barred from holding public office for 15 years because of irregularities in his financial records. Guaidó, the National Assembly President, says he will continue his campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro.
Venezuelan National Assembly-declared interim President Juan Guaidó defies Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's threats and returns to Venezuela where he is received by tens of thousands of people in Caracas.