The initiated have taken to the media, to the streets and to the world. Most western countries have demanded that Maduro step down now, but the dictator without a legal plebiscite is holding on by a thread. His mentor is long gone. However, Maduro will bring in the troops if necessary. The word on the street though says that 90% of the troops are for regime change.
Juan Guaido is one step away from sweeping into power.
State security forces arrested Mr Guaidó just days after his election, with video on Twitter allegedly showing men dragging him from a car.
But he was released from detention hours later and traveled to a rally as scheduled.