Venezuela has been a mess for a while now. Maduro illegally dissolved the previous National Assembly (congress) that had an opposition majority and installed a puppet one. Elections have been rife with accusations of fraud and a very low turnout. All of which puts into serious question the legitimacy of his government.
On the other side, the self-proclaimed president Guaidó is doing so on very shaky (if not illegal) constitutional grounds.
Quite a connundrum.
Meanwhile, China and Russia are moving to protect their “investment” ie Chavismo/ Maduro by any covert or overt means necessary.
One would hope that this disastrous regime would recognize their time is up and would move to find a negotiated way out, but after what happened to Khaddafi, dictators around the world seem less included to take a peaceful step aside. Maduro and the military leaders who have undoubtedly benefitted immmensly during this corrupt dictatorship might be willing to die fighting in power before stepping down and finding themselves beaten to death by an angry mob shortly after