Workers unload medicines and disposable medical supplies from a cargo plane after landing at Simon Bolivar International Airport on May 16th, 2019, in Maiquetia, Venezuela.
Supporters of Juan Guaidó gather to demonstrate against the government of Nicolás Maduro in a vigil on May 5th, 2019, in Caracas, Venezuela.
A student standing in a tree displays a Venezuelan flag during a rally in support of opposition leader Juan Guaidó on May 2nd, 2019, in Caracas, Venezuela.
As a result of repeated outages, millions of Venezuelans have suffered increasing shortages on basic supplies and services or have lost water completely in the past two weeks.
Diplomatic relationships between Venezuela and the U.S. have been tense for decades, and this is hardly the first time ties have been severed.
Trucks loaded with humanitarian aid for Venezuela arrive in Cucuta, Colombia, a city on the Venezuelan border, on February 7th, 2018.
President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro gives a speech to his supporters from the Balcón del Pueblo of the Miraflores Government Palace on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, in Caracas, Venezuela.
Invoking the bloody history of regime change in the region, 10 countries signed a document rejecting military intervention in Venezuela.
Nicolás Maduro's government is taking desperate steps to try stop the bleeding in the country's economy.
President Daniel Ortega has seen his popularity plummet in conjunction with the economic hardships faced by his most ardent financial supporter.
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Life under Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian regime is likely to continue as Venezuela heads into a presidential election this Sunday.
Analysts worry the White House's aggressive posturing will unwittingly boost Venezuela's embattled administration.