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A Coup in Venezuela? That Word Is Best Avoided in This Situation

A demonstrator throws a tear-gas grenade against security forces during clashes in the capital on April 30.
A demonstrator throws a tear-gas grenade against security forces during clashes in the capital on April 30.Photographer: Rafael Hernandez/picture alliance via Getty Images

As Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s National Assembly leader, calls soldiers and civilians to the streets today to back his push to take control of the country, the word coup is being tossed around freely.

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