In an escalation of the crisis developing in Venezuela
, opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself the country’s interim president in January. The United States, alongside Canada, Brazil, Colombia and others, were quick to indicate their support for Guaido, leading the beleaguered President Nicolás Maduro to cut diplomatic ties with Washington - ordering all diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours.
Venezuela's problems are extensive and varied, with political, social and economic crises making life in the country very difficult. As our infographic shows, this has led to a huge increase in migration out of the country. In 2015, there were almost 700,000 Venezuelans living in other countries. Fast forward to September 2018 and this figure has risen to 2.6 million - representing around 7 percent of the country's population. These are only the official figures
, too. The actual number that have fled the country is thought to be much higher.