World #3 – European nations recognize Guaido as interim president of Venezuela

Tuesday's World Events - February 5, 2019

Questions

1. For VENEZUELA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the information and watch the video under “Resources” below.

2. For VENEZUELA:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) List the Latin American countries that have joined the U.S. in recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.
c) List the European and others that have also done so.
d) Why did these governments take this step following the U.S. lead?
e) Which countries’ leaders back Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicholas Maduro?
f) How did French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian respond to Russia’s accusation that those opposed to Maduro are interfering?