Shortly after Guaidó became President of the National Assembly, he was briefly detained by authorities. He has also been prohibited from leaving the country, has had his assets frozen, is the subject of a probe into accusations that he helped foreign countries interfere in internal matters, and faces threats and intimidation from the Maduro administration in Venezuela. He has launched Plan País (a plan for the country), an amnesty law for military personnel and authorities who help to restore constitutional order, supported attempts to deliver humanitarian aid to the country, gained control of overseas assets, and appointed diplomats recognized by other countries. As of March, more than 80% of Venezuelans support him in polls as acting president, and he has an overall approval rating of 61%. He was named to Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world for 2019.
Part of a large family,[a] and of modest origins, Guaidó was raised in a middle-class home; his parents are Wilmer and Norka. His father was an airline pilot[b] and his mother, a teacher. One grandfather was a sergeant of the Venezuelan National Guard while another grandfather was a captain in the Venezuelan Navy.