His calls come amid a corruption scandal surrounding his efforts in February to encourage military defections and force humanitarian aid into Venezuela from Colombia. While the sums involved are modest, they are a major embarrassment for Guaido, undermining his leadership and threatening significant political implications.
- The allegations will benefit the Maduro government, legitimising its claims of opposition corruption and graft.
- The revelations will erode Guaido’s waning authority over radical right elements of the broader opposition movement.
- The incident raises concerns about the opacity of opposition funding sources.