Venezuela heats up. It’s been an eventful 24 hours in Venezuela. A contingent in the country’s national guard mutinied before authorities suppressed the uprising and arrested 27 soldiers. Opposition leader Juan Guaido, meanwhile, claimed that President Nicolas Maduro had caused a break in the military chain of command by illegally seizing power – an allegation the military denied – and promised deserters that a transitional government would grant them amnesty in exchange for their support. The opposition is planning to stage mass protests Wednesday and calling on the security forces to join in. (Coordination between military and civilian groups has helped overthrow previous Venezuelan governments.) In response, community groups allied with the government are ramping up street patrols and threatening to cut off protesters’ food supplies.
Deal or no deal on the Korean Peninsula. Seoul and Washington remain at an impasse over funding for U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.