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Will US troops intervene in Venezuela?

Venezuela is currently undergoing a serious economic, social and now constitutional crisis. Amidst years of accelerating economic decline, hyperinflation and poverty, and accusations that President Maduro is turning the country, once the richest in Latin America, into a dictatorship, the leader of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido has declared the Presidency to be vacant, and himself as the interim President.

The global community is split, with, Western powers (broadly speaking), including the US, UK, EU, Canada, Australia, Brazil and the rest of the Lima group backing the National Assembly, and Russia, China, Mexico, Iran and Turkey and others backing Maduro.

Concern has been expressed that Guaido's declaration is part of, or a front for, a US backed intervention in Venezuela.

This question asks whether US troops will intervene in Venezuela this year.

Resolution is positive if credible media sources report that more than 100 US ground troops are deployed to Venezuela before the 1st of January 2020, and negative otherwise. Troops which are in Venezuela solely guarding, or escorting personnel from diplomatic missions do not count toward positive resolution.


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