Nicolas Maduro Venezuela
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. (Image: EPA/Christian Hernandez)

May you live in interesting times.

Apocryphal Chinese curse

The support/staging of a legislative coup in Venezuela by the US creates one of those "interesting times" that the Chinese "curse" warns us of. President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó has declared himself to be president of Venezuela, following the new inauguration of sitting President Nicolás Maduro, a Chavista, on January 10.